Discussion in 'Politics' started by Freewill, Dec 9, 2012.
Salvation Army Seeing Record Number Of Families In Need « CBS Minnesota
How many people unemployed/on Food Stamps?
Not many, things have gotten much better over the last 4 years, if you listen to liberals.
Salvation Army is a great Organization. Here is another great one our own Food Pantry works with. Success and development does hinge on partnering, Each have things to contribute and teach. Think infrastructure. Tougher times are on the horizon. Best to build on what clearly works.
Questions about City Harvest
Q: What does City Harvest do?
A: City Harvest is the nation's oldest food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding hungry people in New York City. City Harvest picks up excess food from places such as restaurants, grocers, manufacturers and wholesalers, and greenmarkets, and delivers the food to soup kitchens, food pantries, day care and senior citizen centers, homeless shelters and other places that serve those in need. This year, City Harvest will rescue 42 million pounds of excess food from food establishments throughout the city and across the country.
Q: Is City Harvest a national organization?
A: Although we accept food donations from anywhere in the U.S., City Harvest distributes food only to the five boroughs of New York City. We do, however, partner with people and organizations elsewhere to encourage food rescue in local communities. Today, more than 30 years after our founding, there are food rescue organizations around the globe, with 150 in the U.S. and Canada alone.
Q: Where does funding for City Harvest come from?
A: 98% of City Harvest's funding comes from private sources, although we do receive small yearly grants from different federal, state and municipal sources.
Learn how you can donate to City Harvest.
Q: Is City Harvest approved by the Better Business Bureau?
A: Yes! City Harvest meets all Better Business Bureau Charity Standards.
Q: How are you different from Meals on Wheels or local food banks?
A: City Harvest is the only food rescue program in New York City. We focus on collecting prepared and perishable food that would be wasted. We then transport this donated food immediately, safely and free of charge to soup kitchens and other emergency food programs throughout the city.
Food banks, by comparison, as a rule receive bulk donations of non-perishable items such as dried and canned foods. They store these donations in warehouses until member agencies can collect their monthly allotment.
Meals on Wheels programs buy food, prepare meals and deliver them to the homebound elderly. In contrast, City Harvest serves people of all ages and walks of life who are in need, such as children, the elderly, homeless and disabled, people with HIV/AIDS, and others.
Q: City Harvest is a great idea. Do other countries have anything like it?
A: While City Harvest distributes food only to the five boroughs of New York City, we are a model for the rest of the world. We have helped launch food rescue programs in Germany, England, India, South Africa, Brazil, Israel, and elsewhere. Visitors from all five continents have come to study our work and take back ideas for solving their own hunger problems.
Q: Does City Harvest serve people with special dietary needs?
A: City Harvest launched a Kosher initiative to respond to the growing need for emergency food for people who observe kashrut dietary laws. We try to work with all of our agencies to make sure the food they receive is appropriate for the population they serve. Given the great diversity in our city, we know that there are thousands of people who would rather go hungry than eat food that goes against their moral or religious beliefs. And given the great diversity of available food in NYC, we know that this doesn't have to happen. City Harvest - Rescuing Food for New York's Hungry
Do you know what the word legacy means, dummy?
Thank you class of 2010 Tea Baggers.
Which, of course, is exactly as our local wingnuts think things should be.
I heartily encourage everyone to make a contribution to the Salvation Army and/or your local food pantry.
That's what happens when we take on over $5T in debt for only a few hundred $M increase in Real GDP over 4 years.
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