Food banks run short as federal government hands out less

Sep 9, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: News Herald

Volunteers load a church bus July 30 with food donated by the Second Haverst Food bank in Orlando, Fla.

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gossamer

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Are the gays loading any buses?

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Democrats hate God and Jews. They said so themselves at their own convention.
The questions is:
"Should a Member of the Democrat Party be allowed to teach in public schools?"
I know the correct answer. And it's not "Yay"

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Here's the Deal:

Under a program called the Emergency Food Assistance Program, the federal government buys surplus fruit, vegetables and meats and gives the products to food banks as a bonus.

The program is based on the market, says Janey Thornton, U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services. When the market is flooded with certain types of foods, the department will buy them as a way to help stabilize the market and give them to food banks and other groups as a bonus, she says.

But when demand is high, as it has been over the last year, there is less need for the government to step in, she says. Growing populations worldwide have increased demand for food, while drought and severe weather have reduced the supply, leading to higher prices.

Last fiscal year, the USDA, which administers the program, bought 421 million pounds of bonus food $235 million worth that it gave to food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries for free last fiscal year. That's down from the year before, when they gave charities almost 500 million pounds of food, worth $347 million.

So far this year, the department has bought 129 million pounds or $92 million in bonus food.

Food banks will see some relief with an infusion of $170 million worth of meat the USDA will buy to help farmers hurt by the drought, Thornton says.

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BACKWARDS: How rotten is the Obama presidency?

These church pantries serve about 500 people a month, DOUBLE the number served a year ago.

More Proof that Obama is the WORST Totus of All-Time.


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STARVING IN AMERICA UNDER OBAMA -



The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina in Winston-Salem has seen the number of people served increase from 135,000 four years ago to 300,000 today, executive director Clyde Fitzgerald says.


More Proof Obama is the WORST Totus of ALL-TIME.






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Obama's getting Worse:


The food bank, which serves among the poorest counties in the state, bought 856,000 pounds of food last year, compared with 307,000 pounds two years ago.


It's time for real change. It's time for Obama to Resign. His policies have increased Poverty Dramatically.
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Eighthman wrote:
Democrats hate God and Jews. They said so themselves at their own convention.
The questions is:
"Should a Member of the Democrat Party be allowed to teach in public schools?"
I know the correct answer. And it's not "Yay"
8boy! ye hav a question4God?!!! www.ask.com/Gods ;-0000

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You will hear this same news with your health care soon.
"Medical Supplies run short as the Federal Government hands out less"
Won't that be nice.
And if Obama has his way, Jews and other people that believe in God will be last in line.
Mark my words.
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Eighthman wrote:
You will hear this same news with your health care soon.
"Medical Supplies run short as the Federal Government hands out less"
Won't that be nice.
And if Obama has his way, Jews and other people that believe in God will be last in line.
Mark my words.
goooooooooooood morning 8boy!!! hav fun late lee? U getting better liked Halitee NV;-000
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There's is new 'crop' of "BS" [Barry Soetoro] eminating from this WH that is 'shovel ready' at their beck and call....I can smell the manure from here.
BO 4 More Yrs

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Fed food banks running out of food? Clinton, Barack and the media are Sirens that sing such sweet songs listeners if they open their ears forgot everything and died of hunger.

SHUT YOUR EARS TO THEM!!!

Clinton and Barack are proven liars. Clinton and his denial of Lewinski and attempted rape of his female staff. What kind of Democrat espouses equality for women and then treats them like sh!t? Barack lies the minute he opens his mouth. Clinton has sold Americans out with his speech on behalf of Barack for a few measly $. Clinton also stole from Social Security to "balance his books" and cheat seniors of interest payment on that SS fund borrowed. He also let thousands die in 911 because he didn't have the courage to deal with the terrorists when he had a chance. He also sent American jobs overseas to China. China is now richer than the US.

These are NOT HONORABLE MEN.

Send around to everyone. America's future is at stake at the hands of these proven cons.

THEN PRAY THAT YOU CANNOT BE FOOLED. PRAY THAT YOU CAN SEE PAST THE MEDIA. PRAY EVERYDAY THAT GOD GIVES ROMNEY OPPORTUNITY AND STRENGTH.

Spread the word to as many people as possible!

(Gallup poll shows Barack up by 10 pts after Cinton and Barack's speech.

Rasumssen shows Barack up by 4 pts over Romeney.

This is abnormal!)

Four more years of Barack's cronyism chicanery and lack of work ethic is torture on Americans.
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