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Food Bank distributed record number of weekend backpacks to hungry kids
Wichita Eagle ^ | 5/27/13 | Roy Wenz

Posted on 05/27/2013 7:24:39 PM PDT by Nachum

The Kansas Food Bank gave out record numbers of Friday food packages to schoolchildren in Wichita and throughout the state this year as part of its Food 4 Kids program. The highest number of backpacks of food handed out to needy school children was 7,158 during a week in February, said Larry Gunkel, a Food Bank official running the program. (Snip) The program ensures that students identified by school staff as chronically hungry can get a backpack of food on Fridays for the weekend. Teachers and school social workers have told the Food Bank

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KEYWORDS: bank; distributed; food; record

1 posted on 05/27/2013 7:24:39 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 05/27/2013 7:25:12 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
The more free food we give away, the more free food is needed.

See how that works?

3 posted on 05/27/2013 7:33:43 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (It is the deviants who are the bullies.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I get free food.

I just have to prep the soil, plant the seeds I saved, weed around the food, and then harvest and process it.

I get free tobacco the same way.

I thank God every day for my daily bread... but I still get to bake it.

/johnny

4 posted on 05/27/2013 7:36:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Nachum

Isn’t this what food stamps are supposed to be for?


5 posted on 05/27/2013 7:39:37 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Nachum

‘Cuz mommy sold the food stamps for crack/meth money. Mommy probably then raids the food backpack for what she wants and gives the kid what’s left.


6 posted on 05/27/2013 7:39:55 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"free food"

The food pantries in my old hometown of La Crosse, Wisc. prate about all the hungry people in La Crosse because when they give away free food, many people show up. Imagine that...people taking something for free. That's shocking. Then walk around La Crosse and try to find people who are truly hungry. You might be looking a long time. But you will see many people who look like finding enough to eat has not been a problem for them.

7 posted on 05/27/2013 7:42:28 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Nachum

If we expelled every wetback currently in the country the unemployment rate would be cut in half and the underemployment rate would be cut to a similar degree.


8 posted on 05/27/2013 7:43:10 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: Nachum

Food stamps
Breakfast and lunch at school
Now backpacks for the weekend

What’s wrong with this picture?

Shouldn’t food stamps take care of all this?

Why the double and triple redundancy?

Wasn’t the government able to waste enough money on just food stamps? Didn’t the school breakfast and lunch programs put them over the top of the goal to waste money? If not are we now to expect the backpacks to do it?

Next it will be a family van filled with food every three months.

And then it’ll be a free semi filled with food for every four member family once every six months.

And then it’ll be a cruise with all you can eat buffets for three days once a year.

And so it goes, at sunset in America.


9 posted on 05/27/2013 7:44:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: Nachum

They should make the parents have weigh-ins — since I’m guessing most of them are not height-weight proportionate (unless they’re methheads).

If the parents are too fat, let the Communist govt take their kids, since that’s who’s already raising them anyway.


10 posted on 05/27/2013 7:47:47 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: Nachum

This is for kids who, through no fault of their own, live with crappy parents. They eat free lunches during the week...and the backpack feeds them over the weekend. Most of the funding comes from business donations, religious groups, and local taxpayers. The food is deliberately ‘nutritional’...which means - bland enough that mom and uncles and cousins won’t take it all.

Sadly, most of these kids will grow up to be non productive members of society: but, while they are still kids, my charitable side supports giving them food.


11 posted on 05/27/2013 7:53:55 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

There is no such thing as free food. This is something that someone will, someday, learn the hard way.


12 posted on 05/27/2013 7:56:44 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Nachum

There isn’t going to be enough “backpacks” in the world for them to hand out once El Gangstas Ocho pass their amnesty debacle. There are going to be more “hungry kids” than you can shake a stick at.


13 posted on 05/27/2013 8:06:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: driftless2
I don't give to food banks any longer since I know lazy "disabled" people with tons of assets getting the "extra" food from a friend who works at a food bank( 2 sport cars, 2 suvs,2 houses, plus land in the country).....

take care of your own...your family, your friends, your neighbors....trust your own instincts when it comes to charity...

14 posted on 05/27/2013 8:09:28 PM PDT by cherry
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
How do kids in America need food ?

I know .. you answered it.

15 posted on 05/27/2013 8:21:04 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I can't prove it, but they're true)
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To: informavoracious
Cuz mommy sold the food stamps for crack/meth money. Mommy probably then raids the food backpack for what she wants and gives the kid what’s left.

This is exactly what happens. Exactly. I cannot stress how exact this is. The only addition I'd make is "Mommy and her boyfriend then raid the food backpack for what they want and give the kid what is left."

16 posted on 05/27/2013 8:37:42 PM PDT by the808bass
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To: Gay State Conservative

You don’t need to to do that...all you need to do is REMOVE STATE-FUNDED WELFARE/EBT’s and they won’t be setting foot here.

That’s only for real worthless Americans called Holder’s peeps..


17 posted on 05/27/2013 8:39:42 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: CatherineofAragon

Yea, but their parents sold the food stamps for drugs and the kids are hungry.


18 posted on 05/27/2013 9:20:20 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Nachum

Now the parents won’t have to buy any food for their kids at all. They get school breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and now weekend food. THe same parents walking around with paid obamaphones or smartphones, newer and more expensive cars than I am driving, -

What the hell is this ocuntry coming to. This has to end. this wealth redistribution must end. It has to end. People need to take care of themselves and their own. Get charity from their churches and private groups. Not other responsible peoples’ earnings confiscated by government and turned over to them for NO legitimate moral reasons whatsoever.


19 posted on 05/27/2013 9:38:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: the808bass

Unfortunately I know too because my ex DIL spends all the really great child support, works parttime in the evening, goes out all night, sleeps all day, goes on vacations w/o the kids, supports worthless guys, all while my grandchildren would go without and are raising themselves.

I buy all of their clothes, I tried giving them money to keep for important stuff but their mother just takes it away, I pretty much buy them everything they need. Thank God for the internet because they live 2000 miles away. I have found out that for local businesses, they will gladly take my credit card if I call ahead and explain what is going on, like for extra-curricular expenses that have to be purchased at a certain store.

I don’t think she’s on drugs, she just drinks too much and is selfish and only thinks about herself. But hey, the courts decided it was in the kids best interest to live with their mother and move across the country even though it was clear in court that she was irresponsible with money when they had a perfectly stable father who was ready and willing to raise them.

She won’t even let my granddaughter drive her car so that she can learn to drive and get her driver’s license.

People say to call CPS but if there isn’t obvious physical abuse they won’t do a thing.


20 posted on 05/27/2013 9:39:30 PM PDT by tiki
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To: tiki

I heard many similar divorce stories before. I knew one guy who got a divorce from an arsonist, convicted multiple times, and he still didn’t get custody of the children. The mother of his children also had a boyfriend convicted of child molestation charges. Hopefully, your ex isn’t as bad as this ex-wife.


21 posted on 05/27/2013 10:56:49 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: DoughtyOne; Nachum

Don’t forget “government cheese” or commodity foods, food banks, soup kitchens, welfare monies, etc., etc...


22 posted on 05/28/2013 12:02:28 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You’re right. Our public schools — courtesy of federal dollars — has a summer lunch program. Anyone — absolutely anyone — under 18 can show up and eat free. Over 18 can eat for $2.50. They shout it from the rooftops and encourage one and all to come because... the number of free meals they give away this year determines how many federal dollars they’ll get next year. And ‘round and ‘round it goes...


23 posted on 05/28/2013 3:35:54 AM PDT by SuzyQueIN
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To: Nachum

In Kansas? Isn’t that a Republican mecca? I can’t believe that the governor and state house and senate have their state in this condition. I don’t think red states should be having these issues especially a state that has been red for decades. Get rid of the leadership in Kansas and replace with other conservatives.


24 posted on 05/28/2013 3:42:17 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: Nachum

I wish they had some pictures cause my bet is that some of these kids are the ones Moochelle is targeting with her “Let’s Move, you fat kids” program.

The problem is this..

We have created a sub-culture of people who do not believe that hard work is worth the reward of being paid and the satisfaction that comes from being self reliant.

And when benefits to this group are cut, it is the kids who suffer as big mama is going to make sure her needs are being met first. KIds aren’t gifts from God but a way of getting more benefits.

I really do believe the only hope for this country is to retrain this subculture to embrace the ideals of work=pay=freedom. Just how can we do that when we have several generations raised at the government trough?


25 posted on 05/28/2013 6:19:24 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: napscoordinator

This is not an issue of a poor economy or conservative/liberal area. It is quite simply very poor parenting. I live in a small town in the Midwest. The schools send home about 40 backpack supplements each weekend. This is probably out of 600 middle school and elementary school students.


26 posted on 05/28/2013 6:31:19 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: Nachum

When a child comes to school hungry, his parent should be called to the school to find out why. Social services should not stop until they investigate the situation.

More charity should not be doled out until it could be verified as necessary.

Sorry, lazy mothers are not an excuse for more hand outs.


27 posted on 05/28/2013 6:47:40 AM PDT by jch10 (The greatest threat to America is the Democrats.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...etc, etc, etc, etc...


28 posted on 05/28/2013 9:22:48 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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