This debate has cropped up between myself and another HUKDer on this here thread:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/decadance-hamper-harrods-20010-delivered-2087854?page=5#comments
Now it's clear me and the other chap/chapess are simply not going to see eye to eye on this, so hopefully some others can add to the debate without clogging up the deal post more than we already have done.
As you'll see, I'm of the opinion that donating £20k worth of luxury food will not serve the number of families £20k of normal foods would. The other side of the coin is that donating a £20k hamper is a great publicity stunt and political statement and that it will generate more donations through publicity.
I figured the obvious solution to still have the publicity stunt and media attention would be for Harrods to donate £20k of normal food. But it appears I'm wrong according to the other poster as the Foodbank should get both.
As far as I see it, that still means an inappropriate donation of £20k of luxury food has been made when the food bank really only wants proper donations.
Maybe I'm being blind, maybe the other chap is being pig headed. So I'm putting the debate out there to get other opinions on the matter.