Yesterday Gov. Pat McCrory and Attorney General Roy Cooper promised to garnish an approved fund to North Carolina Association of Feeding America Food Banks. Surprisingly with no sign of acid reflux red tape. Like the best turkey dinner on a Thanksgiving Day, $750,000 is suggested to slow down the digestion of starvation and comfort the bellies of those in need of future food assistance from regional food banks.
Meaning, it's Mmm Mmm Good!
Last month food banks grew in fear that their shelves were going bare. With the new $750,0000 in funds, still hot in dripping gravy, it can be assumed that food banks will be running smooth for a while. It's all good until the gravy dries up next month, however. November is predicted to experience a high demand as food "flies" off the shelves. Probably based on a variety of recent changes in everyday life for residents. Higher unemployment numbers are a mere reflection.
The $750,000 is merely part payment of a larger $3 mill approved by the General Assembly. And for that, hunger thanks you.
Imagine a bare refrigerator, an empty cabinet, an animal feeding off of scraps to save you a buck. It doesn't look pleasant for the hungry. The aftermath from the government shutdown doesn't help them. Cutting certain programs does not assist them. Most are kind. Just good people living in difficult times. Without food, the weak will surely suffer, and their bellies shall swell. We must help those, at times, who cannot help themselves. Remember, Love Wins.
Love Wins break fast breakfast.
For over five years (six actually) Love Wins has fed the needy. They were stopped from serving at Moore Square this year. Love Wins main page delivers quite a slight punch, claiming that one of three officers said if they 'distribute' food, even freely, they can get arrested. Over biscuits and coffee. Over lack of a daily permit?
All about the Benjamins?
Love Wins suggests the cost at $800 per daily permit, $1600 per weekend. A payment due to continue serving the hungry as they did in Moore Square recently. Love Wins didn't say "sure officer, we'll dispose of our breakfast" then asked the seventy-or-so people that showed up to "throw" it away. And they didn't give the officer a problem. They just lived with the fact that their breakfast took a fast break, perhaps indefinitely.
Many locals can't blame Love Wins after reading their post. [More: Love Wins]
But maybe the permit paying Moore Square business owners can. That, likely, is another story.
How can you help regional hunger and have fun?
North Carolina State Fair has a free ticket if you donate 5 cans. The largest collection annually for regional food banks each year, thanks to the N.C. State Fair. And those 5 cans per entry may top all previous annual donations since the amount required has risen from previous years.
Not 4 cans, but 5.
5 cans + 1 visitor = 1 free entry (only). October 24th. North Carolina State Fair -- Food Lion Hunger Day.
All those in support of ending hunger can't wait to see just how much extra support rises from the N.C. State Fair annual can drive. This could be the best year yet and change what was predicted to be one of the worst N.C. Food Bank years to come.
The news just keeps getting Mmm Mmm Good!
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Love Wins, "Feeding Homeless, Apparently Illegal", http://lovewins.info/2013/08/feeding-homeless-apparently-illegal-in-rale...