I think alot of people are like me. Every year i try to donate $2000-$3000 of my disability income to different charities, 'walks' and good causes but this year it has come to a point that the hardship would be unbearable. I am afraid when the charities come asking for canned food, money or clothing,,,i am going to have to refer them to thier govenment to help them, after all that is what caused the shortfall in my funds. President Obama promised Hope and Help...so let him deliver.
@rvillata - my thoughts exactly. I will continue to help my kids, friends but extra food will go into my "zombie apocolypse" storage for when my family needs help. Sad it has come to this but donations will be held back awaiting the change in income tax and the effect of obummercare on our income. We pay $1100 each month to have insurance for two adults not old enough for medicare, I am po'd that I will have to pay for some lazy person on top of that!
I can see helping the elderly, but I can see free food for people that don't want to work. As state above you voted for him, let him help you. Let see if he even care now that he got another four years, I have seen many people getting free food in the past while talking on cell phones and then going out and driving away in brand new cars. When charities call me, the first question asked is what percentage of monies collected actually go to the people. I never get a straight answer or they hang up.
Why do we need food banks when food stamps are so readily available?
Maybe we need to cut back on food stamp money and let the charities take over.
rider - interesting question. However, a lot of the food handed out at food banks is stuff that can't be sold at retail, I understand - fruit & veg that are too small or misshapen, stuff like that. It's just going to waste otherwise. But I get your point about cutting back on food stamps.
rider= alot of those people getting charity food are probably eating better than you or I.
Apparently many of you do not realize that not all people that aren't working are choosing not to work. The welfare department has programs in place that require job training and help recipients get jobs, many of them work and still receive aid because they still hardly make enough to make ends meet. Gather your facts before assuming that because someone has a cell phone that they aren't struggling. I work 40+ hrs a week and get by just fine so I am donating food and clothing this season. Get out an volunteer for awhile and get to know the people that actually come in for help instead of spewing hatred and judging others. Of course there are people with their hands out that shouldn't be there but when it comes to monthly food stamps they don't meet requirements.
I will be helping distribute food to the needy this weekend. I donate hundreds of dollars to these causes myself and I can't really afford it either, but I do it anyway because that is what we are called on by God to do, in any situation. Period.
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