Stop donating canned goods to food banks


tay
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local food bank happily accepts gift cards for Costco, Foodland, etc.........


Charity is great, but it's best to not do it in the most inefficient way imaginable

Iím begging you: Stop donating canned goods to food banks | National Post
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

local food bank happily accepts gift cards for Costco, Foodland, etc.........


Charity is great, but it's best to not do it in the most inefficient way imaginable

Iím begging you: Stop donating canned goods to food banks | National Post

A gift card to Costco is utterly useless to a poor person, who would not have blown the fifty bucks for the privaledge of paying more for their groceries.
 
tay
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

A gift card to Costco is utterly useless to a poor person, who would not have blown the fifty bucks for the privaledge of paying more for their groceries.

Read the article........
 
TenPenny
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

A gift card to Costco is utterly useless to a poor person, who would not have blown the fifty bucks for the privaledge of paying more for their groceries.



Not only that, but you don't need a membership to Costco if you have a gift card.
 
justlooking
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Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

local food bank happily accepts gift cards for Costco, Foodland, etc.........
Charity is great, but it's best to not do it in the most inefficient way imaginable

I went to the Sally Ann a couple of years ago with a food donation.
They refused most of it.
So when they came for money, I refused them.

Charities getting picky = where is the money going ? Down a nice dark hole in the admin's pocket.

No thanks.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by justlooking View Post

I went to the Sally Ann a couple of years ago with a food donation.
They refused most of it.
So when they came for money, I refused them.

Charities getting picky = where is the money going ? Down a nice dark hole in the admin's pocket.

No thanks.

Give your money to the Mennonite Relief. It's the most efficient charity around and almost all if what you donate translates into direct action. There is no high paid administration. Only a tiny trickle of your United Way donations actually go to the poor, etc. Most of it is used to power highly paid bureaucracy.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

local food bank happily accepts gift cards for Costco, Foodland, etc.........


Charity is great, but it's best to not do it in the most inefficient way imaginable

Iím begging you: Stop donating canned goods to food banks | National Post

Not what our local food bank is saying.But not just canned goods. ANything non perishable is good. SO me farm produce is accepted as well. Pet food too. Next weekend all the fire departments in the area are doing our annual food drive.
 
petros
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Diapers, soft baby food and formula are what we donate.
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by justlooking View Post

I went to the Sally Ann a couple of years ago with a food donation.
They refused most of it.
So when they came for money, I refused them.

Charities getting picky = where is the money going ? Down a nice dark hole in the admin's pocket.

No thanks.

Next Christmas Eve why don't you wander down to the Sally Ann and look at what they actually do.

Nobody is more in the trenches, trying to help the least among us.
 
TenPenny
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Not what our local food bank is saying.But not just canned goods. ANything non perishable is good. SO me farm produce is accepted as well. Pet food too. Next weekend all the fire departments in the area are doing our annual food drive.



Out of curiosity, what farm produce do you have that is non-perishable?
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Next Christmas Eve why don't you wander down to the Sally Ann and look at what they actually do.

Nobody is more in the trenches, trying to help the least among us.

Sally - Ann is the best charity, bar none.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Sally - Ann is the best charity, bar none.

Is that where you got that nice suit, Walter?
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Is that where you got that nice suit, Walter?

No, Value Village.
 
MHz
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Who is trying to take them over, The Red Cross or the Clinton Foundation?

Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

No, Value Village.

You the BMW owner in the handy-cap parking slot??
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Who is trying to take them over, The Red Cross or the Clinton Foundation?


You the BMW owner in the handy-cap parking slot??

Yep.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Who is trying to take them over, The Red Cross or the Clinton Foundation?


You the BMW owner in the handy-cap parking slot??

Didn't you know? Incontinence is a handicap!
 
tay
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Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

Not only that, but you don't need a membership to Costco if you have a gift card.


Did you read the article....?


Food banks are 'short-term Band-Aid' on 'huge gaping wound,'


The aching problem of food insecurity is much larger than food bank statistics suggest and food banks are not solving the problem, says Mary Ellen Prange, chair of the Food Insecurity Workgroup.

"Only about one in four households that experience food insecurity actually uses a food bank," Prange told CBC Radio's Metro Morning on Wednesday.

Which is why Prange said food banks are "a short-term Band-Aid on this huge gaping wound."

Prange said food banks have created a secondary food system for impoverished people when what is needed are long-term solutions.

Prange is also with the Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Heath, which released its position on food security earlier this month. The group said that "food charity is an ineffective and counterproductive response to food security because it does not address the root cause of poverty."

Prange stressed that donating to food banks is fine. But along with that she is calling on people to pressure politicians to take action by focusing on income-based solutions.

"So here in Toronto a living wage, what was calculated in 2015 around $19 an hour, even with our minimum wage going up to $15 an hour in 2019, we're still going to be falling short of what it costs for just basic living," she said.

more

Food banks are not solving food insecurity problem, expert says - CBC.ca | Metro Morning
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

Out of curiosity, what farm produce do you have that is non-perishable?

A waxed rutabaga will last for weeks and a squash will last for weeks, too, maybe even months.
 
Danbones
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The food banks will take what ever they can get.

We should be going direct from producer to food bank supply chains at the wholesale rate to meet the calculated demand ahead of time. We should be using Community gardens, and meat production, as well as growing herbs and spices too.

GLOBALISM WILL KILL US

Until insanity and addiction are treated correctly, instead of as money generation machines by industry, the government, and medical professionals too, the problem is only going to get worse.

(Please note: the government/industry/doctor created death by opiate epidemic as an example, or the insane taxes on addictive substances as another. Institutions with financially unjustifiable recidivism rates, but costing billions, have to go too.)

oh yeah

Experts predict robots will take over 30% of our jobs by 2025 — and white-collar jobs aren't immune
Experts predict that one third of jobs will be replaced by robots - Business Insider

...any real NEGATIVE change in the ratio between givers and needers is going to become fatal at some point.
Last edited by Danbones; Dec 2nd, 2017 at 07:14 AM..
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by tay View Post

Food banks are 'short-term Band-Aid' on 'huge gaping wound,'

Food banks are not solving food insecurity problem, expert says - CBC.ca | Metro Morning


Band-aid
is all it can be until the root problem is addressed.

poverty, both real and relative, are the root and no one has figured to a way to work through this in a practical manner.
 
avro20
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We donate directly to poor families at the school my kids go to.... right to the doorstep.
 
captain morgan
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You'd be one of a pretty rare breed these days.

Nice to know that there are folks that are prepared to work directly with a family that is struggling
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by avro20 View Post

We donate directly to poor families at the school my kids go to.... right to the doorstep.

You have kids? **** I thought you were no older than about 14

Nobody booted off a forum as many times as you have and keeps returning in a sissy fit, should be in charge of any kids..

Takes a certain level of maturity to raise a child to be normal in society
 
Murphy
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Last week I posted this. In a nutshell, having community organizations or charities buying what they need is better than donating food. It's more than just food or buying a gift for a child in need.

Donations are important, but organizations that do this 365 days a year are more in tune with what's needed. Cash gives them the opportunity to maximize their buying power. This includes getting the right things that are needed in your local community.

http://forums.canadiancontent.net/me...christmas.html
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Not what our local food bank is saying.But not just canned goods. ANything non perishable is good. SO me farm produce is accepted as well. Pet food too. Next weekend all the fire departments in the area are doing our annual food drive.

SO our volunteer fire department area of about 4000 residents raised 2830 pounds of food and $1400 for the food bank. Ro go along with this the Lions club I belong to gives about $3000 a year to the food bank and about the same amount to the local elementary school for the lunch program.
 
TenPenny
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

A waxed rutabaga will last for weeks and a squash will last for weeks, too, maybe even months.



So, you don't understand 'perishable'.
 
OpposingDigit
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In 1998, I had the need to visit food banks. (I was 50 years old)

One day I lucked out and was given some chocolate candy. It tasted so great. I never forgot it.

There was always lots of cans of chick peas and lima beans, but not much else in any quantity.

I could of used a few pots and pans and maybe some eating utensils.

Thank God for food banks, or I would of chosen jail instead.
 
Murphy
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Quote: Originally Posted by OpposingDigit View Post

In 1998, I had the need to visit food banks. (I was 50 years old)

One day I lucked out and was given some chocolate candy. It tasted so great. I never forgot it.

There was always lots of cans of chick peas and lima beans, but not much else in any quantity.

I could of used a few pots and pans and maybe some eating utensils.

Thank God for food banks, or I would of chosen jail instead.

Yes, food banks are good for communities. Your need for some pots, pans and eating utensils demonstrates why agencies would prefer cash not canned goods. They work with local social agencies to help ease the burden year round.
 

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