Mum branded ‘disgraceful’ after buying 20 packets of 20p pasta for food bank

A mum was slammed for buying 20 packets of pasta for just 20p each.

She purchased the affordable linguine from Sainsbury’s and donated it to a food bank.

The shopper posted about the gesture on Facebook’s Latest Deals, Extreme Couponing & Bargains group.

She wrote: “Sainsbury’s have a big selection of pasta, rice, crisps etc in their clearance sections at the moment for anyone that might be struggling in these times!

“I bought an entire box and popped it into the food bank there, very sad to find it completely empty.

“I wonder how many people have been sharing these posts or joining the campaign for kids getting free meals through half term and expecting the government to put their hand in their pockets but would never think to do something like this?”

She added: “Even one pack of 20p pasta could be a whole meal for a family struggling, what’s 20p in a whole shop.

“Next time you going your weekly shop and you grab a pack of past or a tin of beans please think about popping an extra one in your trolley for the food bank."

While many praised the mum for her kind act, others accused her of “disgraceful stockpiling”.

One responder wrote: “It's a great gesture!

“But bear in mind also, that some people who are struggling can't get access to a food bank and rely on being able to get a discounted bargain in the supermarkets.”

Another commenter concurred, writing: “I agree with this comment too.

“I buy cheap everything. I’m in homeless housing & a full time carer to my disabled boyfriend & have a five month old baby.

“Stockpiling, especially the cheap stuff, is just a bit on the disgraceful side.”

And a third added: “I was about to say the exact same – I am a full time carer but I can't access a food bank as I work full time.”

So what do you make of the woman’s act of kindness? Let us know in the comments section below.

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