HAFB Hires New Director; Former Director Appears In Court

Mar 1, 2013 Full story: WCHS-TV Charleston 9

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oh yeah

Alexandria, VA

#1 Mar 1, 2013
Since the local media enjoys doing so many stories on the food bank they should investigate and report to the public whether the allegations of an ex-employee are correct. Supposedly under Tatum's watch 40,000 lbs of fresh potatoes were stored in the freezer. That's about $50,000 worth of federal funds that turned to mush. Any idiot knows you cant freeze fresh potatoes. Food bank funds (donations) were used to pay the dump fees and hide the truth. If this is true, just think how many people 40,000 lbs of potatoes could have fed. A true humbling experience.

Since: Feb 13

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#2 Mar 1, 2013
sounds like a family member owns a business that sells potato's, and maybe another company that is a hauling business.
.

Huntington, WV

#4 Mar 2, 2013
oh yeah wrote:
Since the local media enjoys doing so many stories on the food bank they should investigate and report to the public whether the allegations of an ex-employee are correct. Supposedly under Tatum's watch 40,000 lbs of fresh potatoes were stored in the freezer. That's about $50,000 worth of federal funds that turned to mush. Any idiot knows you cant freeze fresh potatoes. Food bank funds (donations) were used to pay the dump fees and hide the truth. If this is true, just think how many people 40,000 lbs of potatoes could have fed. A true humbling experience.
Those potatoes came frozen and were bad when they arrived. C'mon. Somebody's really gonna make off with 40,000 pounds of potatoes?
Ritter

Summersville, WV

#5 Mar 2, 2013
the foodbank needs shut down. close it by stop donating. feed the hungary yourselves. we don't need a bunch of Ritter Park doctor wives getting off on handing out second rate quality food to poor people.
Who

Alexandria, VA

#6 Mar 2, 2013
[QUOTE who="."]<quoted text>Those potatoes came frozen and were bad when they arrived. C'mon. Somebody's really gonna make off with 40,000 pounds of potatoes?[/QUOTE]
You might want to double check that information. According to USDA rules and regs, any fresh product is supposed to be inspected by a USDA official inspector independent of the food bank. The official inspects the product at the point of delivery but prior to the product being unloaded from the delivery truck. If the potatoes had been frozen prior to unloading them the inspector would have refused the shipment. There was no accusation of "somebody's really going to make off with 40,000 pounds of potatoes." The accusation was that due to stupidity, 40,000 pounds of fresh potatoes were improperly stored in a freezer. This caused the potatoes to turn into mush and they became unfit to distribute to the hungry. If this is true, then who was responsible for wasting federal funds (potatoes) and donor funds (funds used to pay for disposal expenses). The public has a right to know the true story.
.

Huntington, WV

#7 Mar 2, 2013
Who wrote:
[QUOTE who="."]<quoted text>Those potatoes came frozen and were bad when they arrived. C'mon. Somebody's really gonna make off with 40,000 pounds of potatoes?"

You might want to double check that information. According to USDA rules and regs, any fresh product is supposed to be inspected by a USDA official inspector independent of the food bank. The official inspects the product at the point of delivery but prior to the product being unloaded from the delivery truck. If the potatoes had been frozen prior to unloading them the inspector would have refused the shipment. There was no accusation of "somebody's really going to make off with 40,000 pounds of potatoes." The accusation was that due to stupidity, 40,000 pounds of fresh potatoes were improperly stored in a freezer. This caused the potatoes to turn into mush and they became unfit to distribute to the hungry. If this is true, then who was responsible for wasting federal funds (potatoes) and donor funds (funds used to pay for disposal expenses). The public has a right to know the true story.
Since you know so much, why didn't you stop it and/or why don't you call the newspaper about it instead of moaning on topix?

Since: Feb 13

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#8 Mar 2, 2013
everybody rather beat their chests than the doors of the folks responsible
Gregory

Clyde, OH

#10 Mar 3, 2013
Now we have the Ritter Park Doctors wife club running the food bank we can rest assured it will be ran its very best.
Ritter wife

Huntington, WV

#11 Mar 3, 2013
Who is a Ritter doctors wife??

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