We at your Recipe Hub are monsters who like to play in butter all day, but the payout is being able to share our meals. Few things make me happier than putting food inside of people, especially because they are hungry and even more so because they need it. With that in mind, and with Thanksgiving around the corner, Yr Wonkette wants to share some important information about food banks.
I have an idea. Let&rsquo;s feed a large amount of hungry people by making them a Turdumbfuckin. How do you make a Turdumbfuckin you ask? You will need one Chris Christie, one Rush Limbaugh and one Ann Coulter (you can substitute any skinny right wing nut here). Take the skinny wing nut and shove him/her up Rush&rsquo;s ass. Then take them both and shove them up Christie&rsquo;s ass. (Helpful hint: olive oil is a good lubricant according to Larry (wide stance) Craig) Start a big fire and throw them in for 8 hours to 2 days depending on weather conditions and burning material. After the screaming has stopped come on over to my place for real turkey and gratitude.
I&#039;m on the road all of the time so volunteering isn&#039;t easy, but everyone knows somebody who&#039;s going through a tough time. I&#039;ll donate to the food drives at our local supermarket, but I try to also do something personal. I&#039;ve always gone with the pay-it-forward method. I&#039;ll send an anonymous supermarket gift card or I&#039;ll give someone cash if I know the person would not be embarrassed to accept. I try to stress either personally or in a note that it&#039;s not a gift, it&#039;s a promise. If and when things are better, please try to do the same for someone else. Most of the time I never know if the help is passed on, but occasionally I find out that the system worked.
Put a sandwich directly into the hands of a beggar. Sometimes, they&#039;ll tell you to go fuck yourself, or that they can&#039;t eat it because they&#039;re diabetic or gluten-intolerant (all those things have happened to me).
But usually, they are very grateful.
Me too. No toy weapons especially realistic looking guns people.
I do my &quot;volunteer at the local soup kitchen&quot; up here in the great-white-north. Unfortunately the new jerb gets out after most of the work is done, so I can&#039;t do it quite so much anymore. I still go when I can, however.
The place I&#039;m at is pretty good for volunteers, particularly now that kids have to put in volunteer hours to graduate high-school in Ontario.
Food banks and hunger programs collect a very big percentage of their annual donations between thanksgiving and xmas. So now is a good time to send some cashola to your local soup kitchen. In NYC my favorite regular programs are: Food Bank for NYC <a href="http://www.foodbanknyc.org/" target="_blank"> <a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" title="http://www.foodbanknyc.org/">http://www.foodbanknyc.org/..." target="_blank">" rel="nofollow noopener" title="www.foodbanknyc.org/">www.foodbanknyc.org/</a></a>
Meals on Wheels: <a href="http://www.mowaa.org/" target="_blank"> <a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" title="http://www.mowaa.org/">http://www.mowaa.org/</a>" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow noopener" title="www.mowaa.org/">www.mowaa.org/</a></a>
The Doe Fund (because so many ex-offenders are jobless and hungry and often veterans): <a href="http://www.doe.org/" target="_blank"> <a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" title="http://www.doe.org/">http://www.doe.org/</a>" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow noopener" title="www.doe.org/">www.doe.org/</a></a>
We&#039;re official Starving Grad Students here at the Soviet, but my dept has a canned food drive going, so I used the coupons Comrade Mom sent to get some extras to donate.
Right. (and who cares?)
Always a good point. Give money to Second Harvest, or whoever, and they can buy the food they <i>need</i> for distribution. Also, they&#039;ll probably get a pretty substantial discount.
It feels good to give tangible food items, but money is, you know, fungible.
I guess I am lucky in a way, because in my area attitudes like that just won&#039;t fly. Quite a few folks here have EBT cards, including me. There&#039;s a good chance that more than a few of the cashiers have them too. So no one pulls that kind of crap here, at least from what I have seen.
OT: Just turned 61 years old today (25th). Years ago I couldn&#039;t imagine what it would feel like to be in my 60s. Now I know. It feels exactly the same as being 51 and 41 and even 31. When my father was this age he had an already-patched up heart, TIAs, glaucoma and Type II diabetes. I have none of those nor anything else. But it&#039;s not just me; my 19 year old cat looks the same as she did a decade ago and is just as mobile as ever. She has never been sick for even one day. Maybe it&#039;s the water.
I don&#039;t think I&#039;ve ever seen a case of EBT-card shaming. This probably because most of my shopping was formerly in fairly high-middle-class areas before the 2008 meltdown, and has latterly been in a &quot;disadvantaged &quot; area of the foothills where lots and lots of people, including the checkers, have EBT cards. And most everybody else is on Soshecurity.
I appreciate this story, because it gives me a model of what to do. Left to myself, I would probably have just ended up screaming at the checker and getting tased.
Many people in this area augment their pantries with meat from hunting, trapping and fishing. It is very common for those who have done well in the woods or on the lake each year to donate some of their catch to those who are less fortunate. It has to be done via private person-to-person transfers though because obviously none of the meat or fish is USDA-inspected.
The high school one? Students cannot get their high school diploma until they have logged 40 hours of volunteer work of some sort. They have lots of choices- as a former front of house manager for a community theatre I was always signing forms for kids who worked as ushers. At least my school stopped the boondoggle of kids getting 23 of those hours for participating in the 30 Hour Famine- joke to begin with and even more of a joke for kids to get volunteer hours for what was essentially a sleep-over party. I have never understood why people should donate money for hungry people because a group of over-privileged 1st world teens are playing at starving for a day. People should donate food because IT&#039;S THE RIGHT THING TO DO.
vienna gave the gist of it, if you&#039;re interested in the complete details, here&#039;s a link! <a href="http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/ex..." target="_blank">" rel="nofollow noopener" title="http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/extra/eng/ppm/124a.html">http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/ex...
Personally (particularly as someone who graduated highschool before the 1999-2000 school year) I&#039;m all for it! (and it really does help with making sure the soup kitchen at which I volunteer is rarely under-staffed...)
I probably should not be alone with my thoughts...