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Food bank CEO warns of riots over major food stamp cuts

RT.com
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:30 CDT

The US food stamp system is to be reduced by $5 billion starting in November. The average benefit will shrink and the overall number of people receiving it will diminish by millions. The CEO of America's largest food bank says the cuts will end in riots.

"Riots always begin typically the same way: when people cannot afford to eat food," Margaret Purvis, president and CEO of the Food bank for New York City, told online news and entertainment site Salon.com

She added that families face the "daunting" prospect of losing a whole week's worth of food every month.

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If people simply supplimented

If people simply supplimented their food with home grown stuff, we would not only save a ton of money, but we wouldnt have as much trouble feeding people.
Seriously, growing food isnt as hard as people think or its made out to be. Once you have an intial plot set up, it takes maybe 5-10 minutes a day(if you have a smaller plot anyway) to check on things and make sure they are watered etc.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Something else to gently convey

Poor people that really need food stamps often don't have a lot of left over time but if they were able to buy grains and beans themselves, mill the grains, bake better food products, extend purchasing power, they could do better on the assistance they receive.

Education, as always is gonna be key. And as food insecurity widens and deepens, economy of scale becomes more important. In short what everybody who cooks knows, it's easier to cook for a family than it is for just you. It's more efficient to feed groups than individuals.

Ah curse this fated universe for it's laws of economy and building this incipient collectivist food trip into us!

Get your preps together! Learn historic food storage and preservation methods and the science that makes them work now, start saving money and the future

Yeah in New York maybe

Not gonna happen here. Ridiculous.

Get your preps together! Learn historic food storage and preservation methods and the science that makes them work now, start saving money and the future

I see a whole bunch of Cadillac Escalades

Being repossessed very soon.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Drudge's lead right now: Food Banks Brace for Run on Supplies

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