Skip to comments.Local charities benefit from 8,000 pounds of food leftover from DNCís canceled stadium event
Posted on 09/07/2012 6:33:12 PM PDT by Libloather
Local charities benefit from 8,000 pounds of food leftover from DNCs canceled stadium event
Moving presidents stadium speech meant tons of leftover food for needy
By Mark Price
The Charlotte Observer
Posted: Friday, Sep. 07, 2012
On the menu: thousands of pounds of pecan-fried chicken, baked orzo, fresh crudités, three-bean bake, fresh-cut fruit and something called short rib cobbler.
And thats only a partial list.
Sixty-five thousand people holding stadium credentials were told they could no longer attend and the Panthers were left with nearly 8,000 pounds of unneeded food.
Panthers spokesman Riley Fields said the more traditional vendor food (chips, hot dogs, burgers) will keep in freezers for upcoming games, but catered items for VIP suites had to be given away.
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All Highly perishable food.
In other words, most of the food was wasted.
Nice spin though.
What about all of those Rimshot Joe bobbleheads?
I thought they did away with “already” prepared food to the shelters?
Or is that a state wide thing.
Beat me to it. It would have to be shipped out in refrigerated trucks for the cold stuff and heated racks for the hot stuff and kept at specific temperatures the entire time until it was finally served. No way could they have pulled that off. Most likely the majority ended up in dumpsters and that's where the homeless feasted.
Did it ever rain?
Baked orzo. Really????
Not a drop.
It looked to me as if those delegates had long been on high caloric diets. I am surprised there was any food left over.
Is there any question as to why their attempts to run the entire country have almost destroyed us?
Starting with Obama, they are so stupid they don't realize they're stupid. And to top it off, they are arrogant about it. Did you ever meet a hard core liberal who wasn't certain that liberals are all above average in intelligence and ability?
Charles Darwin noted, Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
Why liberals are the way they are:
Don't fool yourself!...
donated to the right government entity for a small tax deduction....it would only cost “the government” 6 million dollars and 300 new government workers to complete the task!....
“Sixty-five thousand people holding stadium credentials ....”
Perhaps it’s true, but I don’t believe it. I think the dems moved because they didn’t believe they could get that many people to show up.
Paid for with stimulus money?
All the bussed in lefty volunteers denied their speech should have gotten first dibs! /sarc
They’re trying to decide whether to blab this, as an indication of how charitable they are, or whether it would show that so few showed up.
Good call cancelling the stadium - the hurricane that swept through Charlotte was a bad... /s
Sounds like the team got stuck with the food, but who actually paid for it?
But no lobster or Wagyu beef?
The people who cooked it paid for it. It certainly wasn’t Democrats or Obama. They still owe $15 million for that freak show called a convention.
I hope some homeless guy gets sick on the leftovers and sues the DNC for food poisoning.
First of all, it was entirely unclear if the DNC paid for the donated food or if they stuck it to the vendors. Second, they didn’t say if they paid for the stadium or a cancellation fee. Third, I noticed that all of the MSM networks dropped all weather reports for the southeast Wednesday through Friday. Couldn’t find a single MSM news program that delineated the severe thunder storms, tornadoes or hurricanes that were to strike Charlotte.
It looks like every vendor involved with the Democratic National Convention lost money. Also, I bet those vendors don’t vote for Obama now. If they run a convention that poorly, it’s no wonder they can’t run the country.
Pecan fried chicken?
Mmmmmmm Mmmmmmm Mmmmmmm!!!!!
In most places that I am aware of, it is against the law to give away the leftover food once it has been out.
Restaurants will get fined up the whazoo for giving away leftovers. And I don’t mean stuff left of people’s plates.
If they had that sort of food and did indeed give it away, they violated multiple laws, I’d be willing to bet.
I hope the Stadium got paid cash up front. Some venues haven’t yet been paid for events held in 2008.
Betcha they stiff the vendors on the bill too. Watch and see.
Every one around here (Rock Hill SC, just south of Charlotte) knew it was going to be a bust when the DNC cancelled hundreds of room reservations here in the last 10 days
My question is did the vendors get paid or were they stiffed?
“Every one around here (Rock Hill SC, just south of Charlotte) knew it was going to be a bust when the DNC cancelled hundreds of room reservations here in the last 10 days”
That is a good sign; sounds like a lot of Dems that will be “down the ticket” from The Sultan don’t want to be associated with him.
Now that is funny stuff.
I wouldn’t want to be the caterer waiting for the check. Lol
Seemed that one hotel (Hampton Inn at the airport?) was asking $1000 per night during the convention. When no one booked any rooms at that rate, they dropped the rate to “only $649” and actually sold a couple of rooms.
Looks like the convention crowd stayed in Charlotte or in SC. Most of the folks in Statesville just laughed at the whole insane mess. Not that they ever venture up into Charlotte much ...