Many in Ohio need emergency food help...

Many in Ohio need emergency food help | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 54 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Mar 30, 2010, titled Many in Ohio need emergency food help | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Every week last year, 225,700 Ohioans received emergency food assistance from a pantry, soup kitchen or similar service.

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geubux

Reynoldsburg, OH

#1 Mar 30, 2010
First, do any of these social agencies have a woman in charge WITHOUT a hyphenated last name?(answer: NO)

Second, all these people DO need help with food: they have to save their cash for smokes and DVD's.
F CLOWN COLEMAN

Columbus, OH

#2 Mar 30, 2010
If we stopped focusing our efforts on helping other countries, we would have more than enough resources to help out at home.
Loving da lord

Grove City, OH

#3 Mar 30, 2010
Perhaps one might wonder about the source of this information.........uh, the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks. Wow, I wonder if they have a vested interest in demonstrating that the need for assistance is greater than ever.......and it will be even greater next year and moreso the year after that. Relying on a source like this for "factual" information is like going to a defense attorney and asking if his client is guilty. When he says "absolutely not" then the Dispatch will probably run an article that the cops arrested the wrong person and should release him.

Since: Aug 09

Chesapeake, VA

#4 Mar 30, 2010
My grandma used to help her church with food drives until she met a nurse, who's husband was a city worker, who admitted they USED the system. Now the only charity she helps is her own family. People today are sick.
NobodysFool

Hilliard, OH

#5 Mar 30, 2010
geubux wrote:
First, do any of these social agencies have a woman in charge WITHOUT a hyphenated last name?(answer: NO)
Second, all these people DO need help with food: they have to save their cash for smokes and DVD's.
Your comment is way out of line. You better hope to God you don't lose a job or your health and that everyone in your family is healthy. And in the real world people have these things happen-and some people even have hyphenated last names.(And where the heck did THAT comment come from-and why??) Get out of your bubble, call 211 and offer to volunteer. If you have time to run your mouth, maybe you should see who you are talking about- up close and personal.
Libcrusher101

Columbus, OH

#6 Mar 30, 2010
Since obama got his health care bill, they shouldnt have to choose between food and medicine anymore right?? Problem solved. Just like the stimulus saved us all....
geubux

Reynoldsburg, OH

#7 Mar 30, 2010
NobodysFool wrote:
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Your comment is way out of line. You better hope to God you don't lose a job or your health and that everyone in your family is healthy. And in the real world people have these things happen-and some people even have hyphenated last names.(And where the heck did THAT comment come from-and why??) Get out of your bubble, call 211 and offer to volunteer. If you have time to run your mouth, maybe you should see who you are talking about- up close and personal.
Well, everybody's fool, the poor are poor because they are stupid.....they didn't take advantage of the free education system, they make poor buying choices, poor lifestyle choices, etc.

BTW, my significant other is juvenile diabetic, and I have lost my job and take a job in a restaurant. Paid more than unemployment and had insurance. But I got the job because I was (am?) educated. So, all those years ago, when I could have been running around with my buds, drinking beer, smoking pot, sleeping with chicks who now have hyphenated names, I got my degree.

What was i thinking? If I had been a flake and just voted democratic, all my problems would be paid for by the government!
Dark Voice

Columbus, OH

#8 Mar 30, 2010
I volunteer at the local food kitchen, I help searve meals at our church, I collect food for the needy. I look into the eye of people when they come for free meals. Yes, some take advantage of other's kindness, some are on drugs but some are truly in need. We really don't care who wants a free meal we just want to be able to give them one.
xxsagitariusgirl xx

Lucas, OH

#9 Mar 30, 2010
I can understand that people need help, but it puts a bad taste in your mouth when you see people out begging for money while eating their McDonalds and smoking a cigerette. Do you knopw how much smokes are a pack now? Put that money towards food, rent, utilities, etc..Maybe the ones who actually need help could get it IF the others were not just trying to get something for free when it was not needed.
old mama

Greenbrier, AR

#10 Mar 30, 2010
I am amazed at the stupidity of some "educated" people out there. Let me see unemployment is over 11percent in Ohio. Even "educated" people are losing their jobs. People don't decide one day, Oh, I think I will be poor and take advantage of the system. I would expect some of you are the same ones who vote against vocational high schools. Not everyone was created equal. Some people have special needs children and must be stay at home parents. Some are elderly unable to work and unable to survive on their incomes. There are many reasons, I pray that you never end up in need of the services of a food bank.
Tcee

United States

#11 Mar 30, 2010
Dark Voice wrote:
I volunteer at the local food kitchen, I help searve meals at our church, I collect food for the needy. I look into the eye of people when they come for free meals. Yes, some take advantage of other's kindness, some are on drugs but some are truly in need. We really don't care who wants a free meal we just want to be able to give them one.
I'm sure most of the people your church serves food
are in need of it. I think it's great that you help them out! To bad there arn't more
people like you out there that just wants to make a difference. Keep up the good work.
Thank You for your kindness.
Sarah Palin

United States

#12 Mar 30, 2010
geubux wrote:
First, do any of these social agencies have a woman in charge WITHOUT a hyphenated last name?(answer: NO)
Second, all these people DO need help with food: they have to save their cash for smokes and DVD's.
First - Get a life and second, notice the majority of those in need are "children" who do not have a choice in who gets "smokes and DVD's".

You can't get smokes and DVDs with assistance anyway.

Maybe you tea party terrorists have a plan? Put them all in camps maybe?
Brian

Iraq

#13 Mar 30, 2010
Rather than fixing the economy in Ohio by reducing government spending and high taxes for businesses and the over-the-top government regulations causing businesses to move south and west, we should raise the taxes even higher, expand government on silly programs like Third Frontier, which pad the pockets of democrats friends. This won't get Ohioans jobs, but it will keep the soup kitchens going.

Can we agree the Ohio politicians have done a great job running Ohio into the ground? Vote Libertarian this fall.
Happy Thoughts

Columbus, OH

#14 Mar 30, 2010
Wow, Nice to see that there are some many heartless bastards in this city. Everyone who made a negative comment must feel really good about themsleves. You shouldn't talk about things unless you have real knowledge of it, and not stories from a third person or a stories you saw one time on "Date Line". Because if you do and you're wrong(which all of you are )it makes you look stupid. Which by now in your life you must be comfortable with. Also yes there are people who will abuse any system you set up to help people, but only the truely brain dead would say that everyone is (or even the majority) taking advantage of the system. Alas there is not getting through to people like you. You are the sad and hateful. Who like nothing more than to find reasons why not to do the right thing. Because doing the right thing is to hard, or maybe you're just busy post comments on the Dispatch web site.
Sarah Palin

United States

#15 Mar 30, 2010
geubux wrote:
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Well, everybody's fool, the poor are poor because they are stupid.....they didn't take advantage of the free education system, they make poor buying choices, poor lifestyle choices, etc.
BTW, my significant other is juvenile diabetic, and I have lost my job and take a job in a restaurant. Paid more than unemployment and had insurance. But I got the job because I was (am?) educated. So, all those years ago, when I could have been running around with my buds, drinking beer, smoking pot, sleeping with chicks who now have hyphenated names, I got my degree.
What was i thinking? If I had been a flake and just voted democratic, all my problems would be paid for by the government!
People should be required at some point to work with people in need and discover the truth, and become "educated", then we would not have uninformed jerks like you with your stereotype ideas you get from listening to Rush and Beck. I really hope life never becomes hard for you and you have to receive help. Better hope that job of yours lasts, cause there is not much else out there below it. I am wondering though, what kind of education you have that you can't get a better job with. I detect a slacker who is bitter cause he got his education and it is not what he expected.
24yroldmale

Columbus, OH

#16 Mar 30, 2010
GEUBUX i partially agree with you, however your are generalizing that everyone who needs food are like what you mentioned, which obviously is not true.

Right now people are poor because of all kinds of different situations, and some are out of there control, because of all the crap going on. I personally don't mind helping someone if they help themselves and are trying to do better.

Your view is clouded by hate and anger, so therefore you should not commentate on it until you are level headed.
Jesse Jackson

Columbus, OH

#17 Mar 30, 2010
just send the money to me. i will take care of them. I have been working on the problem for 40 years. And, as I said many times in the past, i will solve the problem. just send me your money.
John

New York, NY

#18 Mar 30, 2010
Great, more people with kids they can't afford.
Angry Young-American

Columbus, OH

#19 Mar 30, 2010
Since the great majority of the funding for soup kitchens and food banks come from individual and corporate donations, what difference does it make who uses them? There's a big difference between voluntarily giving your time or money to such organizations and being forced at implied gunpoint to pay taxes to support them.
Charles Darwin

United States

#20 Mar 30, 2010
geubux wrote:
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Well, everybody's fool, the poor are poor because they are stupid.....they didn't take advantage of the free education system, they make poor buying choices, poor lifestyle choices, etc.
BTW, my significant other is juvenile diabetic, and I have lost my job and take a job in a restaurant. Paid more than unemployment and had insurance. But I got the job because I was (am?) educated. So, all those years ago, when I could have been running around with my buds, drinking beer, smoking pot, sleeping with chicks who now have hyphenated names, I got my degree.
What was i thinking? If I had been a flake and just voted democratic, all my problems would be paid for by the government!
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