Skip to comments.Food Banks Canít Go On Like This
Posted on 05/06/2020 7:50:30 PM PDT by CheshireTheCat
...Facing Hunger Foodbank in West Virginia used to serve about 129,000 people on a typical day. Its executive director, Cynthia D. Kirkhart, witnessed the same sharp rise in demand after her state issued its stay-at-home order. Then the retail donations that the food bank receives from partners such as Walmart and Kroger shrank by roughly 90 percent, and delivery times for purchased food grew from a week to eight or 10 weeks. Between March 30 and April 8, I placed orders in excess of $487,000 for food, and some of it wont be arriving until late June, but at least Ill have a regular influx coming in, she told me. My total budget for this year was about $500,000. My reworked budget is going to look more like $1.2 million to $1.5 million, and thats with an optimistic outlook for what happens with this pandemic and how long we are in recovery....
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Open the damn economy
They cant print helicopter money easy enough, but if people are home and not producing the goods and services that people need, guess what the results will be.
I take leftover bread from a bakery to a food bank. Surplus dropped to near zero in recent weeks
How can so many need food banks?
Dammit, I’ve been saying from the get-go that this man-made depression will kill a hell of a lot more people than the virus. Now, we’re beginning to see starvation in the US. I have never been so angry in my life.
Nobody wants anyone to starve...and they won’t either.
.....”Now, were beginning to see starvation in the US”.....
Oh really....and just where are people starving ?????
Have you seen the media coverage of miles-long lines of cars waiting to get their free food? Very odd. Or maybe the drive-bys set it all up . . .
That was starving last night. Then I had a meatball parmesan hero and I wasn’t anymore
Some, are getting it to re-sell in their stores....others to stock up on top of what they already have. Ther’s certain people who will always take advantage of anything “free”...especially a drive up free give away of food...
That’s about the size of it....and likely those who think they’re starving weigh in about 200 lbs!
All that work went overseas. Schools have been dumb-ed down for decades. Drugs flowed in. Culture has gone downhill with lots of help from hollywood.
129,000 people a day going to this food bank?! That sounds astronomical. West Virginia is smaller than the borough I live in and our daily food bank client count is 90 to 100 people. I smell a rat here.
Nobody is going to starve-one of the food banks in SA was being mooched from by a lot of well-to-do people who live there in the city but have summer/weekend homes out here on the lake and river-those people were driving up in Cadillac Escalades and Lincoln Navigators and filling those SUVs with stuff they are using to stock their cabins for free-several of them bragged to some of us lesser people who really live here about what they did-that was stupid, because now everyone knows-they were not well liked before-and they certainly aren’t now...
I’ll just bet there are plenty of other cities where the well-off are hitting the food banks to stock their summer places in the country for free...
We will definitely know when people are really starving.
The poorest countries in the world have NO "food banks." We do. That in itself should tell you that if people are going hungry THEY did something to screw it up.
It USED to be that people followed the Bible: work for food. But, our country has people who WILL NOT work. I knew a woman like that. She refused to work. She got welfare.
Yet she had the money to go to shows and theater.
Someone DID tell on her. I wouldn't even know who to TELL. Anyway, I met her on the street one day and she was INFURIATED! She was told that the welfare had stopped and she HAD to work. There WAS nothing wrong with her except sloth and greed [two of the seven deadly sins].
I thought my best FOGHORN LEGHORN "That warms, I say, warms the cockles of mah heart!"
Anybody can spout America leads the world in COVID death, people are truly starving,blacks are hit the hardest in red states,HCQ is a fake remedy,people are injecting Lysol or drinking fish tank cleaner. Once the BS hate Trump machine is spun out by the scum media,it travels around and around local/national news,media,blogs,social sites,newspapers,late night TV and on and on and turns to “truth” or commonly called Fake News.
That’s just not going to happen.
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