Downturn hurting donations - Hawaii News

The lines of people waiting each week for a bag of grocery staples at island food pantries have doubled in the past year. Full Story
Moki

Makawao, HI

#24 Nov 7, 2009
Alice, you sound like a very kind and generous person.

We should all learn from you. Give... but know to whom and what you are giving.

Don't trust everybody..just those that are worthy or your trust.
alice

Hanalei, HI

#25 Nov 7, 2009
Thanks von..people here like to tease the girl from North Dakota but they are all well meaning. I just feel we need to not fear the homeless. As one man told me on the bus, "I think we all fear the homeelss because they look so much like us and what has happened to them can happen to us soon." I agree. I welcome all my roommates here to help in whatever way they can. Take a bag of groceries to Food Bank or send thm cash. Just help...you can think of a reason why later.
arm

Seattle, WA

#26 Nov 7, 2009
if the top 1% had 8% of all income in 1980 and now the top 1% has over 22% of all income ...plus more wealth than the bottom 95% then you'll have mass poverty and hunger....charity alone cannot solve this ....
alice

Hanalei, HI

#27 Nov 7, 2009
arm is spot-on
Four Dayz

Pearl City, HI

#28 Nov 7, 2009
Alice wrote:
The Hawaiians want the lands, and now they want our canned food too. Where does it end?
Excuse me - mainlander - they are not Hawaiians in these lines - check your self before you make false statements. And that is correct we want OUR land... But you can have your canned food because we know how to live off the (HAWAIIANS) land.
local

Ashburn, VA

#29 Nov 7, 2009
as a veitnam vet. the u.s. is so s***-up and corrupted and we want iraq and afgan to have demaracy gov. ..what a joke...
kinikeet

United States

#30 Nov 7, 2009
The hungry are our brothers and sisters, so what if some of our donations go to the undeserving. At least we tried to help those that are truly in need. Have faith when you donate, you may make someones day.
john

Waipahu, HI

#31 Nov 7, 2009
This is what happens when you spend all of your food money on SUV payments, cellphones, flat screen TVs, heinekins and crystal meth.
Von

Aiea, HI

#32 Nov 7, 2009
Four Dayz wrote:
<quoted text>
Excuse me - mainlander - they are not Hawaiians in these lines - check your self before you make false statements. And that is correct we want OUR land... But you can have your canned food because we know how to live off the (HAWAIIANS) land.
Just wondering what is a Hawaiian? Don't you think that many people that claim to be Hawaiians are just saying that so they can get free land and things? Would you accept maybe the Kam Schools classification of being a Hawaiian as being dependant on the percentage of Hawaiian blood one may have?

At what point does a person not become Hawaiian? If a person has less than 1% Hawaiian Blood would you consider that person a Hawaiian? As for as land is concerned I agree that if a person has any linage at all to the original true Hawaiian owners of the land then that might has some kind of case, but as time goes on soon the whole would have linage and claim to the land. Yet back then they never had such things and land deeds.

Remember that Hawaiians originally did not come from Hawaii they came from China and settled on the islands as per the U of H.
Von

Aiea, HI

#33 Nov 7, 2009
kinikeet wrote:
The hungry are our brothers and sisters, so what if some of our donations go to the undeserving. At least we tried to help those that are truly in need. Have faith when you donate, you may make someones day.
True !

Your a good guy.
You dirty RAT

Honolulu, HI

#34 Nov 7, 2009
Von wrote:
<quoted text>
Just wondering what is a Hawaiian? Don't you think that many people that claim to be Hawaiians are just saying that so they can get free land and things? Would you accept maybe the Kam Schools classification of being a Hawaiian as being dependant on the percentage of Hawaiian blood one may have?
At what point does a person not become Hawaiian? If a person has less than 1% Hawaiian Blood would you consider that person a Hawaiian? As for as land is concerned I agree that if a person has any linage at all to the original true Hawaiian owners of the land then that might has some kind of case, but as time goes on soon the whole would have linage and claim to the land. Yet back then they never had such things and land deeds.
Remember that Hawaiians originally did not come from Hawaii they came from China and settled on the islands as per the U of H.
Alice is that you? Ah Ha I think we have discovered who Alice really is. Somebody suggested that Alice was a guy. Von uses that same word (HON). You dirty buggas
Von

Aiea, HI

#35 Nov 7, 2009
You dirty RAT wrote:
<quoted text>Alice is that you? Ah Ha I think we have discovered who Alice really is. Somebody suggested that Alice was a guy. Von uses that same word (HON). You dirty buggas
Hi hon :)
noend

Pearl City, HI

#37 Nov 8, 2009
it doubled because word got around that some IDIOT was giving away free food...i bet 90% of these so called people are USELESS bums....god helps those who helps themselves....not those that are only looking for free handouts.
leeward lolo

Chicago, IL

#38 Nov 8, 2009
Von wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks
I forgot how to spell Soylent, but I'll never forget the movie. Yes we are right in the middle of the era.
I didn't mean to be so harsh, but my moods have been down lately.
Everybody who pays attention to what is happening in DC has been down lately.
Then add in hanneman and what a mess we are in with that dictator insisting on bankrupting Oahu.
No wonder.
leeward lolo

Chicago, IL

#39 Nov 8, 2009
noend wrote:
it doubled because word got around that some IDIOT was giving away free food...i bet 90% of these so called people are USELESS bums....god helps those who helps themselves....not those that are only looking for free handouts.
There are FREQUENT food giveaways. Plus places that serve entire meals.
Homeless, from what I hear, do not even have to go to the giveaways, food is delivered to them.
Add in the huge numbers on food stamp cards.
If anybody is hungry they are selling their food for drugs and liquor. I thought it was just a story until was offered to purchase $20 worth of groceries for $10, at a 7-11 no less.
alice

Hanalei, HI

#40 Nov 8, 2009
alice wrote:
Thanks von..people here like to tease the girl from North Dakota but they are all well meaning. I just feel we need to not fear the homeless. As one man told me on the bus, "I think we all fear the homeelss because they look so much like us and what has happened to them can happen to us soon." I agree. I welcome all my roommates here to help in whatever way they can. Take a bag of groceries to Food Bank or send thm cash. Just help...you can think of a reason why later.
we can all help fellow human beings

Since: May 11

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#41 Sep 16, 2011
Today's Midweek has an article by Jade Moon and she says only 1-2% of the people getting the free food from the food giveaways are homeless. She said the people showing up just to score free food are Samoans, then Hawaiians, Chinese and Southeast Asians.
alice

Kaneohe, HI

#42 Sep 18, 2011
I donate to the Food Bank!
Eagle

Honolulu, HI

#43 Sep 18, 2011
Sock puppet doesn't even exit.
Obamaisgoingdown

Ewa Beach, HI

#44 Sep 21, 2011
The foodbank is very important. How else could the grocery stores write their garbage off on their taxes?

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