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Turkey Trouble at Goodman Community Center

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Turkey Trouble at Goodman Community Center

Postby jjoyce » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:51 pm

The following arrived earlier today:

Every year, the Goodman Community Center provides ingredients for a complete Thanksgiving dinner to 1000 Dane County families who might otherwise be unable to afford it. The Thanksgiving Basket project is always an inspiring event, when those who have much to give thanks for rally to share their good fortune with others in the Dane County community.

It always takes a big effort to make this happen, but this year the task is especially difficult. We usually begin this project with several hundred donated turkeys. This year, we have no turkeys. None.


If you're able and interested, more information about donating can be found here:

http://www.goodmancenter.org/events/eve ... ng-baskets

You can give directly to the food pantry online:

https://www.goodmancenter.org/support-t ... tion-form/

or mail checks to the Goodman Community Center at 149 Waubesa St., Madison WI 53704. Designate your donation for Thanksgiving Baskets.
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Re: Turkey Trouble at Goodman Community Center

Postby someone else » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:49 am

The Obama administration slashed funding to food banks this year and is threatening to slash it even more 2012. Goodman Center isn't the only food bank in dire straits, they are all in desperate need.
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Re: Turkey Trouble at Goodman Community Center

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:33 pm

someone else wrote:The Obama administration slashed funding to food banks this year...

According to this, it was Congress that slashed funding.
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Re: Turkey Trouble at Goodman Community Center

Postby ilikebeans » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:45 pm

Donation made.

These are the kinds of national headlines one can find when googling "food pantry funding":

Food pantries feeling the pinch of shortages
‎County commissioner says social services cuts necessary
North Denver food bank closing
‎Food pantries running on empty
‎Sharon food bank collaborators in need of assistance
‎Food pantries trying to keep up with demand
‎etc., etc., etc.

... and locally:

Empty shelf? As economy fuels demand at pantries, food supplies begin to dwindle

The fact this is happening in the richest country in the world is obscene. There is no other word for it.

I trust the conservatives and libertarians on this forum that constantly argue for reduced taxes and strictly voluntary support of the needy will be making HUGE donations to the pantries and other charities this year.

Right?
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Re: Turkey Trouble at Goodman Community Center

Postby rabble » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:06 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:
someone else wrote:The Obama administration slashed funding to food banks this year...

According to this, it was Congress that slashed funding.

Some thing never, ever change. If it's a bad thing and there's a Dem in the White House, the President did it. If it's a Republican administration, those damn liberals have fucked everything up and if it wasn't for them we'd all have flying cars.
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Re: Turkey Trouble at Goodman Community Center

Postby Average Joe » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:19 pm

You can also go to www.secondharvestmadison.org to donate. There is no shortage of worthwhile agencies in need of donations this time of year, if you don't have much even $5 or $10 bucks (the cost of a couple pints of microbrew) will go far to help those who have even less.
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Re: Turkey Trouble at Goodman Community Center

Postby Igor » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:13 pm

As a food bank volunteer, they will appreciate your donation any time. It doesn't have to be over the holidays, although some people only think of it then.

The donations will do good wherever they are made. The pantries often buy from Second Harvest, so either way the money is getting to the same place.
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Re: Turkey Trouble at Goodman Community Center

Postby someone else » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:14 am

rabble wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:
someone else wrote:The Obama administration slashed funding to food banks this year...

According to this, it was Congress that slashed funding.

Some thing never, ever change. If it's a bad thing and there's a Dem in the White House, the President did it. If it's a Republican administration, those damn liberals have fucked everything up and if it wasn't for them we'd all have flying cars.


Yea, sure whatever...... and according to http://thehill.com/homenews/house/114271-dems-consider-more-food-stamp-cuts-to-fund-child-nutrition-bill, the Obama administration is trying to cut food stamps in the next budget so Michelle can pretend to be important.
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Re: Turkey Trouble at Goodman Community Center

Postby TAsunder » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:34 am

There is rampant fraud in food stamp programs. They should cut the funding and tell the state they can make up the difference with even a rudimentary fraud prevention attempt.
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Re: Turkey Trouble at Goodman Community Center

Postby someone else » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:02 am

TAsunder wrote:There is rampant fraud in food stamp programs. They should cut the funding and tell the state they can make up the difference with even a rudimentary fraud prevention attempt.


There is rampant fraud in a lot of government funded programs. Why single this one out?
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