Food Pantry Snobs.

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    This was just on our local news, so i dont think there is a link for it sorry.


    The local news here just ran a story for one of the surrounding cities food banks. The director of the food bank was saying how they want to give the clients they provide for high quality food with the money that they have.

    I agree, high quality food is very important.

    However, she was complaining they did not have enough funds and that they ..... oh no .... had to buy regular peanut butter since the price of peanut butter was so high now. Regular peanut better? It turns out she meant Skippy peanut as "regular" peanut butter.

    I would appear that they prefer to purchase higher priced organic peanut butter to give out.


    The story annoyed the hell out of me on several levels. First off if you are in need of help, demanding organic high priced anything is ridiculous. In my opinion Skippy peanut butter is just fine, so spending funding that is running thin on snob food is crazy.
     
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    so only the rich should have organic healthy foods? is that what you are implying?

    myself....i think the basic food groups should be free.....milk, beans, rice, corn.....you can live all that forever....if you want more ...then you work for it
     
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    Aside from the fact (;)) that Jiffy peanut butter is the best, yes, that is sad.
     
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    Not at all bones. I am saying that high priced "organic" products are not what food pantries should be wasting limited money on.

    If a case of Skippy is $27 and a case of organic peanut butter is $50...i would think it is more important to feed as many people as you can instead of feeding fewer on snob organic food products.


    As you said, if people want more they can work for it. If they will only eat organic peanut butter...they can buy it.
     
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    we use organic peanut butter...they say if you only buy one thing organic...peanut butter is what you buy....peanuts are a root crop and really take on what why are spray with....

    myself....i dont care for peanut butter...but hubby is a junkie
     
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    I am not saying that organic peanut butter is a bad thing. But if that is the shill they are using to try and pry money out of us to donate to the pantry..... its not going over well with me.
     
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    I don't anyone ever accused Skippy peanut butter of being healthy or organic. There is little difference between Skippy and generic peanut butter. The left has been whining about generic drugs for years but they can't seem to authorize generic peanut butter to be given people in need. The world is upside down in the minds of radical lefties.
     
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    Skippy was always my fave until a few months ago, when I switched to the Walmart brand, Great Value, and *love* it. The savings, combined with the texture and flavor, are all very palatable. Yum. :eusa_clap:
     
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    food banks are on the ropes at all times.....i dont see buying organic unless you can get a killer price.....i would think bigger companies like skippy etc would be able to bargain with food banks a little better....

    i would love to buy more organic and buy truffles.....i cant afford some organics and sure the hell cant afford truffles ....
     
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    I completely agree with you. Hell I would go with generic peanut butter frankly. You will fill more homeless bellies on a ton of generic rather than a little bit of organic. If I was a donor to that food bank I'd be pissed.
     

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