Getting his just deserts? 50% of 'Eton Mess' tee profits will benefit food bank
Well, it’s official: according to the latest Opinium poll for the Observer, more people think that BoJo should resign as PM than think he should keep the post. When you get a bit more granular, the figures suggest that Conservative voters aren’t behind this statistic, with almost 90% still backing him as leader (U guys, OK?).
If you’re one of the people wishing he’d resign (or just generally go away) then we’ve got some news for you. We will be donating 50% of the profits from our ‘Eton Mess’ t-shirt to Manchester Central Food Bank, plus a matched donation of our own.
As covered in this article from About Manchester (cheers, guys), the food bank is critical for the number of people in Manchester experiencing food poverty.
A report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation found that issues with the administration of benefits, the sufficiency of benefit payments and eligibility for benefits were among the main factors driving people in the UK into destitution. The Trussell Trust's #5WeeksTooLong campaign highlights how the five-week wait for a first Universal Credit payment is pushing people into poverty.
Food banks, in my opinion, are working overtime to counterbalance the government’s inaction on food poverty – same as Marcus Rashford! So, if we can pass on some of the profits from sales of this t-shirt, which is obviously lampooning the prime minister, then why wouldn't we!
At the moment, we use a print-on-demand supplier in Europe to fulfil orders of this t-shirt; however, to increase the margins we make on it (and, therefore, to donate more money to Manchester Central Food Bank) we are in the process of getting some printed to stock ourselves. Keep an eye on the website for an update.
For those who have bought themselves a t-shirt; thank you! Please share a photo of yourself wearing it with us for some lockdown 3 (or is it 4 now?) morale. We can still make a difference, even when we’re all stuck inside.
To donate directly to Manchester Central Foodbank, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/m-c-f