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Food Banks in the U.S. Running Low on Supplies… Ominous Sign for 2013

Home - by - November 23, 2012 - 12:00 America/New_York - 15 Comments

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Via Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

This is a very interesting yet ominous article from Reuters about the current food bank situation in these United States.  As a result of the drought this summer the Federal government ended up buying less food than normal, and because this excess food is used to provide assistance to the poor in many cases, there simply may not be enough to go around.  This sets up a potentially tragic situation as we head into 2013, and is likely to bring heightened social unrest to our shores as I outlined in my recent article The Global Spring.

From Reuters:

The worst U.S. drought in more than half a century has weakened the safety net for the 50 million Americans who struggle to get enough to eat, and the nation’s food banks are raising the alarm as the holiday season gets into full swing.

 

Executives at major food banks across the United States worry they will not be able to keep pace with demand, which they don’t expect to ease until more Americans find better paying jobs. In a sign of how stressed the budgets of many Americans are, a record 47.1 million people used food stamps in August 2012, up from 45.8 million the year earlier.

 

With such pressures at work,on-hand supplies at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank have fallen from a peak of about 3.3 weeks in 2010 to less than two weeks – the lowest in recent history, according to its president and CEO, Michael Flood.

 

Tightening food supplies last summer forced the food bank to start a waiting list because it does not have enough inventory to expand beyond the 640 agencies it already supplies with food. There are now 565 nonprofits on the waiting list, Flood said.

 

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» 15 Comments

  1. Carlos The Jackal

    November 23rd, 2012

    That $1.2 Billion in U.S. Aid given to the Muslim Brotherhood could have filled a lot of food banks in the US.

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  2. Diann

    November 23rd, 2012

    Today, in the grocery store, the lady in front of me was using an EBT card to buy “Friday’s” frozen appetizers and ice cream. I’m standing their with my fresh vegetables and my grapefruit juice thinking, something is wrong with this picture.

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  3. serfer62

    November 23rd, 2012

    We must all sacrifice to save the world by using corn to fuel our prius’s.

    So says the epa nazis

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  4. Joe

    November 23rd, 2012

    Yes, let’s bun up that corn for fuel, then charge nearly $4 for a bag of corn meal mix at the store. Makes no sense. What a bunch of idiots are running our country now.

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  5. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    November 23rd, 2012

    “the lady in front of me was using an EBT card to buy “Friday’s” frozen appetizers and ice cream”

    I hope she has pictures of her eating that. She won’t have the opportunity to eat that stuff much longer.

    The EBT riots are coming.

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  6. Billy Fuster

    November 23rd, 2012

    America’s chickens are coming home to roast–er, I mean roost!

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  7. cfm990

    November 23rd, 2012

    If you can eliminate the fraud and greed, there would be enough for the truly needy. Like Diann, I witnessed abuse of the almighty EBT. Saw a gal buy Dungeness crab on my dime.

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  8. scr_north

    November 23rd, 2012

    Every year I make a donation to the food bank here in Toronto and this year will be no different. I truly despise the liberals that have gotten us into this mess by raising multiple generations of people who rely on welfare or some sort of government largesse to get by and instilling in them the idea that this is somehow a correct and proper way to live. Up here in Canada the son of one of the most infamous Prime Ministers who set this country on the road to deficit spending and big brother, nanny state government is gaining popularity and could be the next leader of the Liberal Party of Canada without having a shred of realworld experience and follows in his father’s idealogical footprints. I’m usually an optimist but I’m truly afraid we are heading for a fall of epic proportions.

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  9. Twellsy

    November 23rd, 2012

    Are we the only country in the world that burns their food supply?

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  10. Poonces

    November 23rd, 2012

    Hand out fishing poles.

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  11. NoMoBo

    November 23rd, 2012

    If we stopped feeding the illegal aliens and concentrated on feeding our own people, perhaps there would be enough to go around.

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  12. Rick

    November 23rd, 2012

    Obama wants famine, just like Uncle Joe Stalin.

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  13. Billy Fuster

    November 23rd, 2012

    Wait–aren’t most poor people democrats?

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  14. Ten Megaton

    November 23rd, 2012

    As a result of the drought this summer the Federal government ended up buying less food than normal, because they are making ethanol(heavily subsidized) out of it as Twellsy points out.

    This sets up a potentially tragic situation as we head into 2013, and is likely to bring heightened social unrest to our shores. Are you ready for the zombie invasion?

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  15. Loretta in Indiana

    November 24th, 2012

    We have the fattest poor people on earth — they easily could go on a starvation diet for 6 months and the food banks would INCREASE their supplies.

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