A C Wharton, Christmas Basket Giveawa...

A C Wharton, Christmas Basket Giveaway; Memphis, Fairgrounds, Turkey, Needy

There are 21 comments on the WREG story from Dec 11, 2009, titled A C Wharton, Christmas Basket Giveaway; Memphis, Fairgrounds, Turkey, Needy. In it, WREG reports that:

Outside the Youth Building at the Mid-South Fairgrounds, hundreds of cars line-up for a special drive through service.

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jjj

Memphis, TN

#1 Dec 11, 2009
Don't get me wrong, I'm sure that all the people appreciated the meal, but what about the other 364 days in the year
bblue

Jackson, TN

#2 Dec 11, 2009
if they need it, great. the one person i saw on the tv who was SO BLESSED by the event drove away in a very nice clean looking vehicle. wonder if he really needed the food?you dont think anyone would lie about it, do you????
Wintermute

Memphis, TN

#3 Dec 11, 2009
Who pays for this?

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#4 Dec 11, 2009
bblue wrote:
if they need it, great. the one person i saw on the tv who was SO BLESSED by the event drove away in a very nice clean looking vehicle. wonder if he really needed the food?you dont think anyone would lie about it, do you????
Just because they drive a nice car - doesn't mean they have a lot of money. Many have lost their jobs, homes, etc over the last year. The car may have been purchased at a different time in this individuals life. It could be next to all they have left. We shouldn't begrudge anyone based on that.Only they know their true circumstances. If anyone were to lie about their circumstances, they are stealing from the needy and they will have to answer for that one day, or karma will get them first.
Cain

Houston, TX

#5 Dec 11, 2009
why was one person carrying 4 turkeys and another shot showed two turkeys in one trunk... even with "gods blessings and holiday spirit" this town is evil and corrupt. shame on you hoarders.

and typically, nothing but black people praising god in the story. god did not provide those "essentials" my taxes did.

i cant afford my own xmas dinner this year... where's my taxes going again?
roxie

Memphis, TN

#6 Dec 12, 2009
Original Memphian wrote:
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Just because they drive a nice car - doesn't mean they have a lot of money. Many have lost their jobs, homes, etc over the last year. The car may have been purchased at a different time in this individuals life. It could be next to all they have left. We shouldn't begrudge anyone based on that.Only they know their true circumstances. If anyone were to lie about their circumstances, they are stealing from the needy and they will have to answer for that one day, or karma will get them first.
There are hungry people without jobs, cars or homes. This was not the way to give to people that really need the help. Did you see anyone over 65 get a box? Mayor Wharton good thought but the wrong approach.

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#7 Dec 12, 2009
roxie wrote:
<quoted text> There are hungry people without jobs, cars or homes. This was not the way to give to people that really need the help. Did you see anyone over 65 get a box? Mayor Wharton good thought but the wrong approach.
So you are saying that the people who received these hand-outs shouldn't have because they were driving and younger? What if they had kids and no money in the bank? There are other programs for people over 65 who are in need, MIFA, meals on wheels, etc. Most people these days are on paycheck away from poverty - it could have been you in need and would you want you want to be judged because maybe you had a car and you are under 65? Don't be so quick to judge.

Mayor Wharton - thank you for helping more than just one group of people in need.
SamGould

Olive Branch, MS

#8 Dec 12, 2009
These FUBU wearing turkey eaters do not require "name brand" birds...they should have to make do with Kroger branded turkeys, or maybe some rag bologna would have been more appropriate! Where is my FUBU?
animal

Collierville, TN

#9 Dec 12, 2009
i'm surprised half of memfrica didn't show up. I used to work at kroger when i was a teenager. I couldn't count how many "folks" bought their food with food stamps wearing fur coats and driving luxury cars, too. Drive by the food stamp office some day and see all the drive out tags. You would think that building was full of bankers or ceo's of large business's. Most of the residents of memfrica will take free offers even if they don't need it. They are the turd when laziness eats stupidity.
Lee

United States

#10 Dec 12, 2009
It is a shame the way we have to question if someone is really in need. I know there a circumstances we know nothing about in these peoples lives but you can look at the people in this story and tell the program is being abused. I did not see one person that looked hungry or needy. Nice cars nice clothes and most of all none of them looked like they have missed any meals. Look at pictures of people in starving countries there are not any fat people among them.
Gadwall

United States

#11 Dec 12, 2009
"An assembly line of sorts is setup. City employees are volunteering their own time to load box after box filled with turkeys and all the trimmings."

I don't think so...My dept at the city had several people at this "volunteer" event. It wasn't their own time that was volunteered up. Everyone was on the clock. Several supervisors questioned this practice, some even had to pay out of class rates to cover for the people who "Volunteered".
roxie

Memphis, TN

#12 Dec 12, 2009
Original Memphian wrote:
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So you are saying that the people who received these hand-outs shouldn't have because they were driving and younger? What if they had kids and no money in the bank? There are other programs for people over 65 who are in need, MIFA, meals on wheels, etc. Most people these days are on paycheck away from poverty - it could have been you in need and would you want you want to be judged because maybe you had a car and you are under 65? Don't be so quick to judge.
Mayor Wharton - thank you for helping more than just one group of people in need.
Did you see the news coverage.
iamright2009

Oakland, TN

#13 Dec 12, 2009
I have a job but I'm hungry. How do I get on the list? I'm tired of paying for the people on the porch and think I should some free food too. I pay taxes and they eat better than I do. This is what's wrong with this country those that don't want to work get it free from the government.
6581 Cordova

United States

#14 Dec 12, 2009
Happy Holiday Season To All.
john hernando

Hernando, MS

#15 Dec 12, 2009
animal wrote:
i'm surprised half of memfrica didn't show up. I used to work at kroger when i was a teenager. I couldn't count how many "folks" bought their food with food stamps wearing fur coats and driving luxury cars, too. Drive by the food stamp office some day and see all the drive out tags. You would think that building was full of bankers or ceo's of large business's. Most of the residents of memfrica will take free offers even if they don't need it. They are the turd when laziness eats stupidity.
you are right all a woman has to do is have half dozen kids by several baby daddy and she gets food stamps welfare medicaid, free housing churches and other groups pays utilities, baby daddy out making more dependents for tax payers to support,driving a cadalac,lincoln, escalade.
needsb4luxuries

Cordova, TN

#16 Dec 13, 2009
Original Memphian wrote:
<quoted text>
Just because they drive a nice car - doesn't mean they have a lot of money. Many have lost their jobs, homes, etc over the last year. The car may have been purchased at a different time in this individuals life. It could be next to all they have left. We shouldn't begrudge anyone based on that.Only they know their true circumstances. If anyone were to lie about their circumstances, they are stealing from the needy and they will have to answer for that one day, or karma will get them first.
Then they should sell the car, and purchase a cheaper one. Take the difference and have a bit more money to live off of until things look-up. That's called doing what you have to do. I don't drive a nice car, and neither do many I know, but a great deal of us still do what we can to ensure those that truly need food or gifts this Chriostmas get them. If we can forgo a newer car so they can eat, they too should sacrifice.
needsb4luxuries

Cordova, TN

#17 Dec 13, 2009
Original Memphian wrote:
<quoted text>
So you are saying that the people who received these hand-outs shouldn't have because they were driving and younger? What if they had kids and no money in the bank? There are other programs for people over 65 who are in need, MIFA, meals on wheels, etc. Most people these days are on paycheck away from poverty - it could have been you in need and would you want you want to be judged because maybe you had a car and you are under 65? Don't be so quick to judge.
Mayor Wharton - thank you for helping more than just one group of people in need.
Many of these people were not a paycheck away from poverty. Perhaps if they consigned their designer clothes and traded in their nicer cars for more affordable ones, they could afford to live past another paycheck. If you cannot afford to eat, you need to trade in some luxuries to survive.
iamright2009

Oakland, TN

#18 Dec 13, 2009
Would someone bring me a turkey for Christmas? I sure would like to have a free turkey for my Christmas dinner.
Memphisqueen

United States

#19 Dec 16, 2012
first of all to that ahole referencing memfrica,its MORE WHITES ON WELFARE,STAMPS,SECTION 8 than ANY OTHER RACE!!! Do your homework!!!!!!!!!
Memphisqueen

United States

#20 Dec 16, 2012
roxie wrote:
<quoted text> There are hungry people without jobs, cars or homes. This was not the way to give to people that really need the help. Did you see anyone over 65 get a box? Mayor Wharton good thought but the wrong approach.
stop judging whos getting what! U dont KNOW if they were picking up for some elderly people in their neighborhood or their grandparent,u dont know that if they didnt need it trust me i dont think they wouldve been there!!!! Smh at people

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