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Local [Los Angeles] Food Banks In Desperate Need Of Donations Ahead Of Thanksgiving
(CBSLA.com) ^ | November 19, 2012 4:07 PM

Posted on 11/19/2012 5:33:06 PM PST by BenLurkin

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To: Newbomb Turk
Lately any cashier that asks me to donate a buck or two to charity gets a shock when I politely ask for the manager and tell the boss I wont be spending any money with them until they stop making their employees beg for money.

Every grocery store in my area does. Probably every store in the state. What do do then, live off the land?

51 posted on 11/19/2012 7:28:02 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Mears

I remember having canned potatoes when I was small but they were in quart Mason jars which my mom “put up” every fall. Really good in the winter with some home canned green beans. My real favorite though was creamed peas and new potatoes both fixed right out of the garden in the spring.


52 posted on 11/19/2012 7:29:21 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: bgill

The USA is #1 in many areas. Corruption too.


53 posted on 11/19/2012 7:33:30 PM PST by wrencher
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To: KC_Lion

<Talk about a way to get people to want to be off of Poverty!

I don’t know. My great aunt got government cheese many, many years ago. She shared some with us and it was pretty tasty!

Do they even give away cheese anymore? Maybe in WIC, but that’s store stuff, not ‘government cheese.’ : )


54 posted on 11/19/2012 7:37:46 PM PST by radiohead (Taxmaggeddon - are you ready?)
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To: Newtoidaho

Exactly right. Most the big charities are run by left wing bleeding hearts, I won’t give them a dime anymore. All most of them do is subsidize drug addled failures, and then all we get are more and more drug addled failures and wonder why.


55 posted on 11/19/2012 7:40:06 PM PST by wrencher
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To: BenLurkin

FReepers old enough to have noticed will note they run these stories before every Thanksgiving.

I am all for voluntary charity. I just note there is a yearly crisis, and it is hard to believe it is the worst year ever, every year.


56 posted on 11/19/2012 7:48:06 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero

Nah, the worst years are when a Republican is in the White House.


57 posted on 11/19/2012 7:50:43 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Average Al

Yep, they have plenty of millions to donate to BO, they should throw a few millions at the food bank. May Jay z could send over some gold plated champagne


58 posted on 11/19/2012 9:06:46 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: bgill

Yup, I just gave $135 to the local non-kill shelter. And we periodically donate new items for the cats and then slightly-used to their thrift stores. Those animals are the truly helpless, not all of these human animal grifters and leeches.

Too many of the companies around here grift to pay massive salaries to the top, then the donations don’t actually make it to the bottom (some redistribution scheme Barry would like).

I pay for so many meth and crack head families plus all the illegal aliens and their anchor babies, I can barely support my own family. I’m getting beyond tired of pulling the cart like their slave. All I see in the future is them coming to steal my 401K and IRA. Thanks Master Oh Dear Powerful Comrade Leader.


59 posted on 11/19/2012 9:28:39 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: BenLurkin

For a majority of the inhabitants of Los Angeles, one question is getting very close to requiring an answer, what are you going to do when you turn it into exactly like the place where you came from?


60 posted on 11/19/2012 9:36:49 PM PST by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: Mears

Canned potatoes are relatively cheap. Sort of like fast food. They fry up faster. My hubby uses them to make home fries. He does the cooking. I mow the lawn.


61 posted on 11/19/2012 10:17:38 PM PST by WVNan
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To: Ciexyz

Our local food bank also hands out turkeys at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hubby and I will go eat at Golden Coral.


62 posted on 11/19/2012 10:19:53 PM PST by WVNan
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To: sakic

Happy and blessed holidays to you and yours. I will always help those who are in need.... As long as there is a crust of bread, I am willing to share.


63 posted on 11/19/2012 10:24:29 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: sakic

Happy and blessed holidays to you and yours. I will always help those who are in need.... As long as there is a crust of bread, I am willing to share.


64 posted on 11/19/2012 10:24:32 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Average Al
Where is all the Hollywood $$$. We have heard there lip long enough!

They're busy demanding that we pay more taxes so the poor can be clothed and fed. Odd that.

65 posted on 11/20/2012 6:33:16 AM PST by opus86
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To: radiohead
My great aunt got government cheese many, many years ago. She shared some with us and it was pretty tasty!

When I was young, after they'd give out all the cheese and butter to the poor, they've have lots left over so they'd give it to everyone. I don't know anyone on our little town who didn't have a box or two at all times. I doubt the grocery store even stocked cheese. It was some gooood stuff.

No, I don't think the government does cheese or other foods these days.

Back in the day, our school lunch ladies were country moms who knew how to put out a spread and used real food so no one skipped lunch. They made the most marvelous homemade hot rolls and served them with a big hunk of government butter. There was always a hunk of cheese or mac 'n cheese. The government also gave away peanut butter so the ladies would bake up big peanut butter cookies or have apples to dunk into peanut butter and honey (also government). That was back when no one died from peanuts.

66 posted on 11/20/2012 7:02:54 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Repeat Offender

Well said. People equate welfare with charity or morality. It is not moral or charitable to promote dependence and sloth among an entire subsection of the population. It is not moral or charitable to forcibly take from producers and give to those who will not do for themselves.


67 posted on 11/20/2012 11:21:37 AM PST by opus86
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To: antceecee

Glad to see you understand and behave like a human being. We need more like you.


68 posted on 11/21/2012 4:22:11 AM PST by sakic
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