Quanah Food Bank
Deborah Brownlow

Burkburnett, TX

#1 Mar 5, 2010
Well, it seems the forums are moving in a more positive direction.

Here is another challenge for us: the Quanah food bank.

Now, some of us can afford to buy groceries and some of us cannot. I am lucky to usually be in the former category. I would like to see if everyone posting here would make a pledge to buying and donating $10 worth of canned goods to the food pantry.

Haven't talked to Kenny McNeese yet, but if the grocery store would allow for a bin to be put up to receive the food, how many in here would be willing to drop a few cans in it on a regular basis?

For those out-of-towners participating--feel free to drop by the store and donate when you are in town visiting. All help will be most greatly appreciated and beneficial to those not as fortunate as we are.
out of it

Quanah, TX

#2 Mar 5, 2010
i am all for it,BUT;have you ever seen some of the people that prosper from the food bank. they are in a higher tax bracket than most.recently my aunt went to the housing authoritys food give away(?)and i couldnt believe who she told me was there getting groceries.ill never tell.i am very fortunate that i am able to provide for my family without food stamps even though im critisized by some for not being.the only thing that bothers me about food stamps is a few of the people that have them do not need them or deserve them.i was in united once behind a man wearing brand new clothes and he looked at me in my work uniform and by the look he gave me im sure he was thinking "why are you in my line"as if he were above me.then sure enough out comes his lone star card.im sure some day i will need food stamps but for now i thank god my head is still a little above water.
one handsome dude

Quanah, TX

#3 Mar 5, 2010
do what i did when i got hungry as a child,go to anna mae,s house.just dont drink all of virgils tea cause hes a gripey old bastard(love ya virgil,no offense).
Deborah Brownlow

Burkburnett, TX

#4 Mar 5, 2010
I agree that there are those with the Lone Star card that don't appear to need it. But, that is not for me to judge.....if they take advantage of things that they have no right to, at some point it will come back to them and they will answer to it.

My question is: without regard to what we have seen, and the people we have seen taking advantage of the food bank, can we commit to regular donations?
anna mae and virgils girl

Chickasha, OK

#5 Mar 5, 2010
haven't figured out who you are one handsome dude but you were so right. grandma fed whoever was hunger and grandpa was gripy about his tea. such good memories I'm glad you posted. i needed that.
one handsome dude

Quanah, TX

#6 Mar 5, 2010
i hope to god i can be just like them when i get old.i wish i knew how many dollars they spent feeding people whether they were kin or not.i guess they dont make people like those two anymore.here is a hint as to who i am.i believe that anna mae,s front yard will be a big part of heaven with kids running and playing while the parents are at the table playing dominoes

Since: Mar 10

Quanah Texas

#7 Mar 5, 2010
one handsome dude wrote:
do what i did when i got hungry as a child,go to anna mae,s house.just dont drink all of virgils tea cause hes a gripey old bastard(love ya virgil,no offense).
Anna Mae was my grandmother-in-law, lol wish there were more like her around here.
nlt

Lubbock, TX

#8 Mar 5, 2010
one handsome dude wrote:
i hope to god i can be just like them when i get old.i wish i knew how many dollars they spent feeding people whether they were kin or not.i guess they dont make people like those two anymore.here is a hint as to who i am.i believe that anna mae,s front yard will be a big part of heaven with kids running and playing while the parents are at the table playing dominoes
Sounds like the way it was when I was growing up. Mama could feed a crew on a little of nothing and kids were everywhere and all the aunts and uncles and any neighbor who wanted were playing dominoes or canning or curing meat. I guess that dates me some. Good days! Good people. And we still have lots of good people around as this forum shows. Just hang tight and be positive.
anna mae and virgils girl

Chickasha, OK

#9 Mar 5, 2010
Gotcha. I know who you are now. That was my first guess. Not only did they feed people they always had a place for them to sleep if need be mighta been a pallet on the floor but at least you knew it was safe.
Mary Belcher

Peaster, TX

#10 Mar 5, 2010
anna mae and virgils girl
"Gotcha. I know who you are now. That was my first guess. Not only did they feed people they always had a place for them to sleep if need be mighta been a pallet on the floor but at least you knew it was safe."
I know who u r but haven't figured out the other one, cause u know I was there just as much as anyone since AnnaMae raised Dad, and to me she was my grand Ma, mom said when i was little I couldn't say her name and called her my mayonnaise. wonderful memories, miss her so much, Dad and I were talking about her just yesterday. I think about her all the time, I sure miss those days of coming down from Amarillo and spending time with her in the summer.
OMG

Iowa Park, TX

#11 Mar 5, 2010
You know when you see someone using a lonestar card and they are in nice clothes be careful when you judge them. sometimes people have money and have nice things and clothing and then something unfortunate happens and they become dependant on welfare. It may only be temporary but they may really need it at the time, so be careful when you judge. REmember the economy sucks right now, many people that had money have been laid off!! That does't mean they don't still own nice clothes!!
out of it

Quanah, TX

#12 Mar 5, 2010
when bad things happen some people have a way of humbling themselves.this man wasnt laid off or had any reason to use food stamps and he wasnt a bit humble.another thing,if you grew up the way i grew up there is no mistaking the "im better than you"look.i have drank wine in a highrise restaurant on the west coast where a waiter stood next to me cleaning the astray every single time i flicked an ash and i have drank beer from a styrofoam cup under the brooklynn bridge in what seemed like a monsoon.im not saying that im equal to everyone cause im not but they sure as hell aint anybody in hardeman better than me,or worse for that matter.i dont drive a new truck or live in a brick home,but ive never filed bankruptcy to avoid paying my bills either.im broke,im struggling,and i try to be as honest as possible.what im saying is ive lived both sides of the dollar and i like this side better cause broke people are real.
Dale Ritchie

Wichita Falls, TX

#13 Mar 6, 2010
one handsome dude wrote:
do what i did when i got hungry as a child,go to anna mae,s house.just dont drink all of virgils tea cause hes a gripey old bastard(love ya virgil,no offense).
I still can't place you, but would like to thank you for the jog in my memories. I have been thinking about that ever since I read you post. Robbin and I was just talking about it and you fit so meny that come over there. I do remember when all the kids was out side playing and all the parents shooting the moon lol. So it you are up for a game I have some dominos.
Mary Belcher

Peaster, TX

#14 Mar 6, 2010
I can remember us driving in late from Amarillo and Anna Mae and Virgil would be waiting up, Anna Mae would already have the pallets ready for us, and we would watch Dr. Digby while she, Virgil, Mom and Dad played moon, and she would always try and scare us, cause it was always one of those old scary movies....lol...loved every minute of and wish sometimes I could go back and do it over, loved my Anna Mae may she RIP.
just a guy

United States

#15 Mar 6, 2010
Deborah Brownlow wrote:
I agree that there are those with the Lone Star card that don't appear to need it. But, that is not for me to judge.....if they take advantage of things that they have no right to, at some point it will come back to them and they will answer to it.
My question is: without regard to what we have seen, and the people we have seen taking advantage of the food bank, can we commit to regular donations?
sometimes things are not as they appear, I wear nice clothes, drive a new SUV, have a nice home, and I have been seen in United using a lonestar card, I have a elderly friend that I go to pick up things for her time to time at the store when she can not get out, she gives me her card and I go pick things up for her, during the ice storm I did, and I noticed the person in line behind me looking disgusted that i was using a lonestar card, I just laughed, things are not always like what they appear
Quanah mom of four

Wichita Falls, TX

#16 Mar 6, 2010
THE FOOD BANK IS A WONDERFUL PLACE i HAVE HAD TO GO THERE BEFORE AND THEY DO NOT MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE
YOU ARE A NOBODY. wE TRY OUR BEST TO PROVIDE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND YES WE NEED HELP SOMETIMES BUT I AM ALSO WILLING TO HELP ANYONE THAT I CAN. YES I AM WILLING TO GIVE FOOD EVERYTIME THAT I SHOP I KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN NEED MORE THEN I AM. I WISH UNITED DID HAVE A FULLTIME PLACE TO GIVE FOOD I WILL GIVE AS OFTEN AS I CAN.
Rebel

Vernon, TX

#17 Mar 26, 2010
Try not to judge people using the Lone star card.I know a woman in a wheel chair. She calls on people to volunteer to pick her groceries. I am sure the people who do this are dressed nice. I do think people should pass a drug test before they can get food stamps. Did you know being addictd to drugs is considered to be a disability and some people get a check for it. I think that is a shame.

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