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2020-08-14 2:12:31 PM  
We've been doing this for years in Kansas City.
 
2020-08-14 3:03:45 PM  
okay I laffeded and snorted, subby.  good one.
 
2020-08-14 3:22:55 PM  
Until you get that asshole that just takes everything
 
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2020-08-14 3:24:55 PM  
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2020-08-14 3:29:47 PM  
I've seen this for several years where I am. Bottled water, ramen cups, Dinty Moore, boil-a-bag rice, crackers, etc. Better than nothing I guess.
 
2020-08-14 3:30:28 PM  
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2020-08-14 3:31:25 PM  

iamskibibitz: I've seen this for several years where I am. Bottled water, ramen cups, Dinty Moore, boil-a-bag rice, crackers, etc. Better than nothing I guess.


I think the anonymity is a good thing.  As opposed to going to a regular food pantry and having to talk to another human being about your problems.
 
2020-08-14 3:32:16 PM  
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2020-08-14 3:35:12 PM  

abhorrent1: Until you get that asshole that just takes everything


I was hungry!
 
2020-08-14 3:36:06 PM  
We live on the border between a low income neighborhood and a fairly wealthy neighborhood.  Lots of people on the well off side of that line are doing this.  I see kids heading home with stuff from these.  It does my heart good.  These same kids were turning down candy in favor of more filling snacks for halloween. :-(
I'm glad to see that they're being used, not just stocked, you know?
 
2020-08-14 3:53:38 PM  
Sounds socialist.
People getting freebies!!!
 
2020-08-14 3:55:49 PM  
We've always had a couple in my city, but this year several new ones have popped up. I've been impressed with a) the very low rate of vandalism and b) the generosity and variety from those stocking the pantries.

One couple uses Facebook to announce what they have, what they're low on, and if the cooler needs ice. It allows both donors and customers to remain anonymous. They keep two coolers in rotation for dairy and other perishables and there is produce every single day. They also make a point of putting out cleaning supplies and diapers.

This week most of the pantries are also adding school supplies to their stock. Even if you're doing remote, fresh pencils and notebooks make for a good start. I've noticed a number of the little libraries adding craft kits and school supplies as well. 

It's nice to see there are still people out there trying to help one another, but it's very worrying that the need level is high.
 
2020-08-14 3:56:15 PM  
"It can just be you go up, you take what you need, you also leave what you need."

People these days don't always stop to think about the definition of words before they speak.
 
2020-08-14 3:56:56 PM  
I own a small commercial property in an area of town frequented by homeless folks and I tried turning a built-in alcove in the building into something like this.  I just put stuff you could eat out of the package like tuna and chicken packets, soup and pasta with pull-tab lids, apples, cereal.  People ate it, but they threw the trash on ground and made a huge mess.  I put a big trash receptacle back there, and they would throw the trash on the ground right next to it.  It made me so salty I just said fark it and stopped filling it up.  I even left a snotty, self-righteous note about why.
 
2020-08-14 3:58:00 PM  
Man, I'm so glad these people are being forced to depend on food they can find in their environment, like animals, rather than having the dignity of sending their servants out to shop for them in high-end stores.
 
2020-08-14 4:01:20 PM  

poison_amy: I own a small commercial property in an area of town frequented by homeless folks and I tried turning a built-in alcove in the building into something like this.  I just put stuff you could eat out of the package like tuna and chicken packets, soup and pasta with pull-tab lids, apples, cereal.  People ate it, but they threw the trash on ground and made a huge mess.  I put a big trash receptacle back there, and they would throw the trash on the ground right next to it.  It made me so salty I just said fark it and stopped filling it up.  I even left a snotty, self-righteous note about why.


The thing I think people need to realize about homeless people is that they're not homeless from lack of available housing (and I'm not talking about affordable housing here, or shelters) because we could take them into our homes and feed them ourselves. The fact is that we don't want to, danger to them quite aside from all the serial killers and housed crazies trying to rape, murder, or do worse to them. I think that's why homeless people are so frequently suffering from mental illness; they're homeless because other people can't stand them and won't care for them.
 
2020-08-14 4:05:45 PM  

FrancoFile: iamskibibitz: I've seen this for several years where I am. Bottled water, ramen cups, Dinty Moore, boil-a-bag rice, crackers, etc. Better than nothing I guess.

I think the anonymity is a good thing.  As opposed to going to a regular food pantry and having to talk to another human being about your problems.


Yes, and no.  I was a youngish financial conservative when my life got rocked, and I got suddenly poor.  I was too proud to apply for/take any charity.  I sank into depression, in part because I couldn't balance my political beliefs with the reality of feeding my family.  So, for dumbasses like young me, then anonymity might have helped.

In reality, the government has farked a good percentage of our population, giving trillions of relief to corporations for wages, who have in turn fired employees.  Systemic government/corporate oppression of our most vulnerable citizens has always been a problem as well.  In short, there's no shame in, and never should have been shame in accepting benefits.

Talking to people at a shelter/food bank/etc. is sometimes an effective way of getting job leads.  It's all well and good to have some pride in who you are, and what you do, but save that pride for non food related life.

/... and I'm rambling, I'll stop now.
 
2020-08-14 4:12:15 PM  
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2020-08-14 4:17:28 PM  
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2020-08-14 4:21:43 PM  

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The tears in the eyes is what kills me.
 
2020-08-14 4:24:52 PM  
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Middle-aged salarymen and weebs inconsolable.
 
2020-08-14 5:07:08 PM  

Begoggle: Sounds socialist.
People getting freebies!!!


Nope it's charity from individual people.
Queue the Fark  socialists claiming how freebies given out by anyone except the government is stupid.
 
2020-08-14 5:15:15 PM  
I suppose that's one way to get rid of all the zucchini that's about to ripen...

/seriously, good for people for doing this and keeping it stocked
 
2020-08-14 5:22:11 PM  

Otera: We live on the border between a low income neighborhood and a fairly wealthy neighborhood.  Lots of people on the well off side of that line are doing this.  I see kids heading home with stuff from these.  It does my heart good.  These same kids were turning down candy in favor of more filling snacks for halloween. :-(
I'm glad to see that they're being used, not just stocked, you know?


The well off people are taking things designed for the less fortunate?
 
2020-08-14 5:56:12 PM  
i thought that said panties. disappointed.
 
2020-08-14 6:16:33 PM  

genner: Begoggle: Sounds socialist.
People getting freebies!!!

Nope it's charity from individual people.
Queue the Fark  socialists claiming how freebies given out by anyone except the government is stupid.


So freebies are OK, but not if it's in a fair and organized way.
And not for the poors of course.
Corporate welfare = OK.
Was I next in the queue?
 
2020-08-14 6:23:18 PM  

Begoggle: genner: Begoggle: Sounds socialist.
People getting freebies!!!

Nope it's charity from individual people.
Queue the Fark  socialists claiming how freebies given out by anyone except the government is stupid.

So freebies are OK, but not if it's in a fair and organized way.
And not for the poors of course.
Corporate welfare = OK.
Was I next in the queue?


You didn't  use the term "Bourgeois  feel good nonsense".
I'm a little disappointed.
 
2020-08-14 6:28:51 PM  
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2020-08-14 6:34:19 PM  

genner: Begoggle: genner: Begoggle: Sounds socialist.
People getting freebies!!!

Nope it's charity from individual people.
Queue the Fark  socialists claiming how freebies given out by anyone except the government is stupid.

So freebies are OK, but not if it's in a fair and organized way.
And not for the poors of course.
Corporate welfare = OK.
Was I next in the queue?

You didn't  use the term "Bourgeois  feel good nonsense".
I'm a little disappointed.


I'm sad you didn't call me an SJW.
 
2020-08-14 7:12:46 PM  
Definitely a good deed. I also like the little free libraries concept....
 
2020-08-14 9:00:51 PM  
We have a food bank in our cooperative apartment it's not so little it takes up about 2,000 square feet of the first floor level of one of our two buildings.

Even as a filthy secular humanist socialist, I understand that there is something to be said for the economy of scale.
 
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