Children are going hungry

Children are going hungry

There are 19 comments on the KAIT-TV story from Feb 1, 2013, titled Children are going hungry. In it, KAIT-TV reports that:

JONESBORO, AR -Do you know what it's like to go to bed hungry? Director of Development for the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, Vicki Pillow, says there are hundreds of children in Region 8 who know exactly what that feels like.

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adam

Pacific, MO

#1 Feb 4, 2013
you know i use to give to the mission but they are so over loaded and the staff seems to be some what distant so now i give to the food bank. i don't know and don't understand the qualifications of getting food stamps but it seems to me we have people on food stamps that need to get off or at lease get less food stamps and people out here who far right on that line. there is no ecuse for anyone in this country to go hungry. i feed two of my kids' freinds from time to time because their mother allows her dead beat boyfreind to eat up alot of her food he needs to put something other than his d??k in that till he is tapping. what kind of a parent would allow their kids to go hunry so they can keep a boy freind or girl freind how lonley and pathectic can someone be so much for thinking the mother is the better parent
Post Turtle

Mountain Home, AR

#2 Feb 4, 2013
If you can't afford to take care of them don't have them. Birth control is to easy, Why do you people have all these unwanted babies?
Old Negro Preacher

Paducah, KY

#3 Feb 4, 2013
Post Turtle wrote:
If you can't afford to take care of them don't have them. Birth control is to easy, Why do you people have all these unwanted babies?
I sure hope you're not planning to say that to Jesus on Judgement Day.
Guest

United States

#4 Feb 4, 2013
Schools offer free and reduced priced meals - taxpayers pay. Then, we have backpacks for kids that contain lots of food and is sent home every Friday. A family with 4 children gets one per child. Then, we have schools that run a bus in the summer and they offer meals, free. Taxpayers pay for the food stamps that people get. I am so tired of my hard earned money going to pay for people who make more babies to get more money and to people who can work, but will not. I have worked from 16 years (summer) on. I worked my way through college. I have never expected the public to pay one cent for me and I am tired of the give me attitude.
Vivek Golikeri

Hollywood, FL

#5 May 12, 2013
Old Negro Preacher wrote:
<quoted text>
I sure hope you're not planning to say that to Jesus on Judgement Day.
Using Jesus as a bogeyman doesn't invalidate the very legitimate point that previous post was making. That people who become parents must assume responsibility. And I don't give a hoot what your Book of Fairy Tales tells you. Shove that Bible into my face, and I will shove it up your colon.
Sam I Am

Mountain Home, AR

#6 May 12, 2013
If you can't afford to feed them keep it zipped up.
Mom

Jonesboro, AR

#7 May 12, 2013
Guest wrote:
Schools offer free and reduced priced meals - taxpayers pay. Then, we have backpacks for kids that contain lots of food and is sent home every Friday. A family with 4 children gets one per child. Then, we have schools that run a bus in the summer and they offer meals, free. Taxpayers pay for the food stamps that people get. I am so tired of my hard earned money going to pay for people who make more babies to get more money and to people who can work, but will not. I have worked from 16 years (summer) on. I worked my way through college. I have never expected the public to pay one cent for me and I am tired of the give me attitude.
Have you been to a school to see the lunches lately? Thanks to Obama, the protein and carbs are so scaled back there is no way the kids are getting enough. I pack lunch for my kids and worry a lot about the kids who depend on school meals for survival.
MissKitty

Jonesboro, AR

#8 May 12, 2013
Vivek Golikeri wrote:
<quoted text>Using Jesus as a bogeyman doesn't invalidate the very legitimate point that previous post was making. That people who become parents must assume responsibility. And I don't give a hoot what your Book of Fairy Tales tells you. Shove that Bible into my face, and I will shove it up your colon.
Ok I am really going to try and be as civil as I can to you but I am not sure how long I can really do that, you see I am a 44 year old mother of 2 adult sons and I have been very happily married to my husband of 20 years, I'm just tryin to tell you that I am just a average mother sitting reading topix and I usually just read I never put my thoughts or beliefs out there for others to read. I'm pretty open minded however I am a Christian and proud to be. This thread was about children being hungry and then someone put the Lords name in a post, just to start trouble, and you jump right in with a vile, rude comment. You can believe whatever you want to I am at the stage of it all that it is up to you whether you go to Heaven or Hell I am tired of trying to warn you about it so do whatever your going to do but I am SICK AND TIRED of every time the Lords name is mentioned someone wants to say the most horrible things about God and the Bible. I don't know what you believe and like I said I really don't care anymore but how full of yourself you must be to mock God and the Bible. It takes a real lack of character to say some of the stuff people who believe "it's all a fairy tale" say! Just as a human being you should respect others beliefs. I mean do you really think when a Christian is trying to tell you about God and Heaven and Hell that they are doing it just to annoy or belittle your beliefs?! No they are doing so because as a Christian we become burdened about where you and your buddies are going to go, ACTUALLY CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR SOUL!! Sick of it! I firmly believe The Lord wants us to turn the other cheek and continue to reach people but I ALSO firmly believe The Lord doesn't want us to stand around as a Child of God and be a pansy either! Heaven and Hell are real believe it or not it is up to you but at least be a descent human being and keep your trap shut about my beliefs as a Christian and STOP talking about sticking things up your butt or anyone else's ESPECIALLY THE BIBLE! The thread is about hungry children and I got on here to see how I could help and to everyone else who is reading this I apologize for getting off the subject but just couldn't take it another living second! One more thing to the unbeliever I hope you will at least learn to either respect Christian belief or at least just leave it alone that is what I intend to do with people and their beliefs who are like you. One more thing when you stand or kneel before God, just as I will, you are going to remember this post and it can either wake you up and your soul can go to Heaven or I will have just irritated the heck out of you and your soul goes to Hell either way without realizing it I have done my job!
Guest

Oklahoma City, OK

#10 May 12, 2013
adam wrote:
you know i use to give to the mission but they are so over loaded and the staff seems to be some what distant so now i give to the food bank. i don't know and don't understand the qualifications of getting food stamps but it seems to me we have people on food stamps that need to get off or at lease get less food stamps and people out here who far right on that line. there is no ecuse for anyone in this country to go hungry. i feed two of my kids' freinds from time to time because their mother allows her dead beat boyfreind to eat up alot of her food he needs to put something other than his d??k in that till he is tapping. what kind of a parent would allow their kids to go hunry so they can keep a boy freind or girl freind how lonley and pathectic can someone be so much for thinking the mother is the better parent
I really do not know anyone going hungry in this area. I am not saying it isn't so but I don't know anyone. I don't fully trust these organizations. I am sure their employees are making a food salary.
Mr Obvious

Jonesboro, AR

#11 May 12, 2013
MissKitty wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok I am really going to try and be as civil as I can to you but I am not sure how long I can really do that, you see I am a 44 year old mother of 2 adult sons and I have been very happily married to my husband of 20 years, I'm just tryin to tell you that I am just a average mother sitting reading topix and I usually just read I never put my thoughts or beliefs out there for others to read. I'm pretty open minded however I am a Christian and proud to be. This thread was about children being hungry and then someone put the Lords name in a post, just to start trouble, and you jump right in with a vile, rude comment. You can believe whatever you want to I am at the stage of it all that it is up to you whether you go to Heaven or Hell I am tired of trying to warn you about it so do whatever your going to do but I am SICK AND TIRED of every time the Lords name is mentioned someone wants to say the most horrible things about God and the Bible. I don't know what you believe and like I said I really don't care anymore but how full of yourself you must be to mock God and the Bible. It takes a real lack of character to say some of the stuff people who believe "it's all a fairy tale" say! Just as a human being you should respect others beliefs. I mean do you really think when a Christian is trying to tell you about God and Heaven and Hell that they are doing it just to annoy or belittle your beliefs?! No they are doing so because as a Christian we become burdened about where you and your buddies are going to go, ACTUALLY CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR SOUL!! Sick of it! I firmly believe The Lord wants us to turn the other cheek and continue to reach people but I ALSO firmly believe The Lord doesn't want us to stand around as a Child of God and be a pansy either! Heaven and Hell are real believe it or not it is up to you but at least be a descent human being and keep your trap shut about my beliefs as a Christian and STOP talking about sticking things up your butt or anyone else's ESPECIALLY THE BIBLE! The thread is about hungry children and I got on here to see how I could help and to everyone else who is reading this I apologize for getting off the subject but just couldn't take it another living second! One more thing to the unbeliever I hope you will at least learn to either respect Christian belief or at least just leave it alone that is what I intend to do with people and their beliefs who are like you. One more thing when you stand or kneel before God, just as I will, you are going to remember this post and it can either wake you up and your soul can go to Heaven or I will have just irritated the heck out of you and your soul goes to Hell either way without realizing it I have done my job!
You are bat shit crazy!
Oh I am Scared

Mountain Home, AR

#12 May 12, 2013
MissKitty wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok I am really going to try and be as civil as I can to you but I am not sure how long I can really do that, you see I am a 44 year old mother of 2 adult sons and I have been very happily married to my husband of 20 years, I'm just tryin to tell you that I am just a average mother sitting reading topix and I usually just read I never put my thoughts or beliefs out there for others to read. I'm pretty open minded however I am a Christian and proud to be. This thread was about children being hungry and then someone put the Lords name in a post, just to start trouble, and you jump right in with a vile, rude comment. You can believe whatever you want to I am at the stage of it all that it is up to you whether you go to Heaven or Hell I am tired of trying to warn you about it so do whatever your going to do but I am SICK AND TIRED of every time the Lords name is mentioned someone wants to say the most horrible things about God and the Bible. I don't know what you believe and like I said I really don't care anymore but how full of yourself you must be to mock God and the Bible. It takes a real lack of character to say some of the stuff people who believe "it's all a fairy tale" say! Just as a human being you should respect others beliefs. I mean do you really think when a Christian is trying to tell you about God and Heaven and Hell that they are doing it just to annoy or belittle your beliefs?! No they are doing so because as a Christian we become burdened about where you and your buddies are going to go, ACTUALLY CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR SOUL!! Sick of it! I firmly believe The Lord wants us to turn the other cheek and continue to reach people but I ALSO firmly believe The Lord doesn't want us to stand around as a Child of God and be a pansy either! Heaven and Hell are real believe it or not it is up to you but at least be a descent human being and keep your trap shut about my beliefs as a Christian and STOP talking about sticking things up your butt or anyone else's ESPECIALLY THE BIBLE! The thread is about hungry children and I got on here to see how I could help and to everyone else who is reading this I apologize for getting off the subject but just couldn't take it another living second! One more thing to the unbeliever I hope you will at least learn to either respect Christian belief or at least just leave it alone that is what I intend to do with people and their beliefs who are like you. One more thing when you stand or kneel before God, just as I will, you are going to remember this post and it can either wake you up and your soul can go to Heaven or I will have just irritated the heck out of you and your soul goes to Hell either way without realizing it I have done my job!
You are Double Batshit crazy! If there ever was a Jesus( might have lived ,but never was the son of God )
You are showing that you are a Flat Earth believer , that the Earth is Only 5,000 years old and that when you die you will be be saved by the second coming.
You aren't coming back, This is all there is and you are a complete fool.
If there was a God he /she/it would strike you dead and send you straight to hell.
Fortunately there isn't one so you can now rest easy being a complete fool and Moron.
guest

United States

#13 May 13, 2013
Flat Earth Believers and Fairy Tale Addicts don't rule. They just appear stupid and small minded. Because they are.
guest

Bellevue, WA

#14 May 13, 2013
Oh I am Scared wrote:
<quoted text> You are Double Batshit crazy! If there ever was a Jesus( might have lived ,but never was the son of God )
You are showing that you are a Flat Earth believer , that the Earth is Only 5,000 years old and that when you die you will be be saved by the second coming.
You aren't coming back, This is all there is and you are a complete fool.
If there was a God he /she/it would strike you dead and send you straight to hell.
Fortunately there isn't one so you can now rest easy being a complete fool and Moron.
dumbest post ever.
Post Turtle

Mountain Home, AR

#15 May 14, 2013
If you can't afford to take care of them don't have them. Birth control is to easy, Why do you people have all these unwanted babies? Is it because you get more food stamps and welfare money?
And you just can't understand why you people are the most hated race on earth.
person

Pacific, MO

#16 May 14, 2013
Guest wrote:
Schools offer free and reduced priced meals - taxpayers pay. Then, we have backpacks for kids that contain lots of food and is sent home every Friday. A family with 4 children gets one per child. Then, we have schools that run a bus in the summer and they offer meals, free. Taxpayers pay for the food stamps that people get. I am so tired of my hard earned money going to pay for people who make more babies to get more money and to people who can work, but will not. I have worked from 16 years (summer) on. I worked my way through college. I have never expected the public to pay one cent for me and I am tired of the give me attitude.
you are right, the problem is we can't see a child going without because their parents are worthless peaces of sh?t alot of parents use their kids as a pon to get people to give them things for the sake of a child. any parent who would denie their child food or anything so they can keep a boyfreind or girl freind is a worthless peace of sh?t
person

Pacific, MO

#17 May 14, 2013
Mom wrote:
<quoted text>
Have you been to a school to see the lunches lately? Thanks to Obama, the protein and carbs are so scaled back there is no way the kids are getting enough. I pack lunch for my kids and worry a lot about the kids who depend on school meals for survival.
once again we are blaming an adminstration for a problem that should not even be the concern of the school system. when are we as a society going to take responsibility for our own mess. your child goes to school to get educated, it should not be the duty of the school to feed your child or teach them how to behave that is the parents responsibility. it is a crying shame that a society so advanced on so many things is so backwards on the bare basics of life. we should not have an issue on hunger or lack of medical or lack of education in a country like ours, but then again we spend all kinds of money to help everyone else and neglect our own. And then we have to ask why our system is failing, are we really that stupid or is it that we don't give a rat's ass. monkey see monkey do
Mom

Jonesboro, AR

#18 May 14, 2013
person wrote:
<quoted text>once again we are blaming an adminstration for a problem that should not even be the concern of the school system. when are we as a society going to take responsibility for our own mess. your child goes to school to get educated, it should not be the duty of the school to feed your child or teach them how to behave that is the parents responsibility. it is a crying shame that a society so advanced on so many things is so backwards on the bare basics of life. we should not have an issue on hunger or lack of medical or lack of education in a country like ours, but then again we spend all kinds of money to help everyone else and neglect our own. And then we have to ask why our system is failing, are we really that stupid or is it that we don't give a rat's ass. monkey see monkey do
I didn't say it should be the school's responsibility. I was simply pointing out that the days of not worrying about kids going hungry because you knew they were getting at least one solid meal at school are gone. You're completely right that hunger shouldn't be an issue in this country, but it is. The new administration made it worse by taking food away from children instead of increasing physical activity.

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#19 May 18, 2013
No kid I've ever seen is going hungry. If anything, this country has an over eating problem. Those fatass kids need to spend more time outdoors and less time stuffing their faces.
Guest

United States

#20 May 18, 2013
Kids go hungry when their worthless, shifty assed parents blow all the welfare tax dollars on drugs and booze, cigarettes, and clothes and beauty parlors for themselves while waiting for stupid people to ante up even more of the money they've worked for to see to it they and their kids suck on the tax teat all their damned lives, you low-life SOBs.

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