An alternative Halloween

I wanted to share this excellent article, written by the Trussell Trust, that urges people to consider Halloween from the perspective of those experiencing food poverty:

Everyone who receives an emergency food box from the Trussell Trust has been referred by a frontline care professional; these are people in genuine crisis, and the true extent of their suffering is often concealed. For these families, a Halloween celebration is out of the question.

It’s a sobering thought that while many of us will be – ahem – deliberately hiding at home with the lights off, pretending we’re not in so we don’t have to hand out sweets to neighbourhood kids, there are some families who would really like to be out trick or treating tonight, but simply can’t afford to.

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