Terry Bossons was angered by Marcus Rashford’s tweets regarding the poor quality food parcels that were been sent out by private company’s on behalf of the government. During a shopping trip he decided to see how much he could get for £30, and give the food to charity.
He said that £30 is a lot of money, but he knew it was the right thing to do.
He went to his local Aldi and purchased a number of items, in total he spent £29.75 and as you can see from the image below this is what he got for that money, a lot more than is been sent out to some people.
Terry donated all the food to the Port Vale FC Foundation, and after a socially distanced chat with them he came out totally overwhelmed after hearing the stories of the people they have helped.
Terry Bossons is well known in Stoke-on-Trent, he has worked as a DJ for many years, as well as been a volunteer for over 10 years at 6 Towns Radio based in Burslem
The food Terry donated could feed up to 8 families for 3 days.
This story first hit the news when the Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford MBE sent a number of tweets regarding this, where he shared details of what should have been a £30 food parcel, but when the items were added up they came to just over £5.
Chartwells who sent out this food parcel on behalf of the government said in a Twitter response “Thank you for bringing this to our attention, this does not reflect the specification of one of our hampers. Please can you DM us the details of the school that your child attends and we will investigate immediately.”
The Department For Education later responded to the tweets saying “We are looking into this. We have clear guidelines and standards for food parcels, which we expect to be followed. Parcels should be nutritious and contain a varied range of food.”
The government has issued guidance on what school meals should be provided during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Where is this being rolled out?— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) January 11, 2021
If families are entitled to £30 worth of food, why is there delivery only equating to just over £5?! 1 child or 3, this what they are receiving? Unacceptable https://t.co/SNblZ1wl5P
#FreeSchoolMeals bag for 10 days:— Roadside Mum 🐯 (@RoadsideMum) January 11, 2021
2 days jacket potato with beans
8 single cheese sandwiches
2 days carrots
3 days apples
2 days soreen
3 days frubes
Spare pasta & tomato. Will need mayo for pasta salad.
Issued instead of £30 vouchers. I could do more with £30 to be honest. pic.twitter.com/87LGUTHXEu