IT is a sad reflection of how deep we have sunk when unused military ration packs are send to combat food poverty.
Every man, woman and child in Britain should receive enough money to eat.
But wages below the breadline, gaping holes ripped into the welfare state and cruel benefit sanctions are forcing record numbers of our citizens to rely on foodbank charity to survive.
Any appreciation that the initiative will fill otherwise empty stomachs is outweighed by despair that so many in our communities cannot afford regular meals. Feeding people should not be a military operation.