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Thanks to all who help feed the Peninsula

Posted: November 29, 2012 - 9:48am

Albert Pine, an English author in the 1850s once said, “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” On behalf of those we provide services, the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Board of Directors and staff thank all those who support the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank throughout the year.

During the holiday season, we are extremely grateful for all the food donations and monetary donations including the Mail Appeal contributions. YOU have made a difference in Kenai Peninsula resident’s lives by your generosity! Families say thank you! For instance the young father who came for the first time to ask for help because his construction job ended earlier this fall. His two young children and wife needed a Thanksgiving box because their cupboards were empty. Then there is the father who had to ask for a ride because his car wouldn’t run and this was his first visit for his family of 6. The “working poor” in our community are struggling! A large repair bill or medical expense can cause havoc with their household budget.

Thank you to our community members who support the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, those we know and those who wish to be anonymous. We feed people because no one deserves to be hungry!

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Watchman on the Wall
Watchman on the Wall 12/06/12 - 11:22 pm
Better control would help

My wife & i use to donate 20 hams and turkeys bought at AIG/Country Foods with all the trimmings for thanksgiving and xmas each year. Then one thanksgiving i had brought in the usual love gift and was waiting for a tax slip and these people started loading up their cart with hams and turkeys and cases of canned goods to my amazement. I asked the attendant what was going on with this as i had brought in 20 complete meals for boxes to feed 20 families and these folks were ripping that plan all to shreads. I was told that people can have and take anything they wanted no matter what as long as it was in their weight limit. I was shocked at this way of management and my love gift for 20 familes to provided complete meals was gone. I told the attendant that i would NEVER AGAIN give to the Food bank as long as this was the practice of control & giving out of aid. It's been probably 4 yrs, now 5 since and we have not, nor will we until things change there. The kicker was that i waited to see what these people drove & the folks that got all those hams and turkeys walked out and got in a Cadilac Escalaide, how ever you spell that car and drove off, like they needed all that stuff.
I now give to other groups and am sorry that this is the case because i know that many people that are needy, not greedy need help and the greedy has ruined that for them and our Blessing of giving as well, all caused by the Food banks rules of giving out unregulated aid that was ment to help many and the greed of some.
Change the way of dispearsment and i'll be one of the first to start giving again to help the needy, not the greedy.

Jerry Baty

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