The sanctions story naturally generated a lot of interest. This might rile you even more. It's one of those stories that make you wonder, at first, whether it could actually be a wind-up. But no.
Left Foot Forward reports that Hounslow Community FoodBox is a partnership between the local council and tenants' and residents' groups. It's chaired by a Labour councillor, Steve Curran. All well and good, you might think. But specifically excluded from eligibility are those who are "under sanctions from the Jobcentre". They, presumably, are the undeserving poor, who've brought it on themselves and can therefore starve, along with their kids. Oh, and those who are "in constant difficulties due to chaotic lifestyles" are also ineligible. They are undeserving too.
LFF say they have contacted the Foodbox but have not had an answer. It would be interesting to hear the justification.