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Apr 10, 2017

0 Doing Good quote and thoughts about the Food Bank.

Don't act for the wrong reasons, rather act for the right reasons not to contaminate the good that you do: for good with bad reasons will rot away in time as well.

People in our society has built a system of doing what could be considered right in one regard for all of the wrong reasons.

For example: At the food bank, you will find most of the food people get is at least 2-3 months old and some even longer. Most of these items have shelf lives of 2+ years to begin with. Yet, by the time it is even thought about, about being given to the food bank, it has no other use but to be given to the poor for a tax reduction.

It's like it has to go through every other feasible and profitable channel before ever even being considered food for the poor. It has to get to the point where stores can't sell it and no one else wants it, then a couple months past beyond the Best By date for the poor to even get it; then when they finally get it, it's questionable at best or taste has been degraded.

If you want to give food to the poor and the food bank, rather then allowing the food to deteriorate and go past the Best By date, why not simply give it a couple months ahead of time so they can eat something that people who aren't poor would like eating. Have food that is actually within the Best By date when they get it. So they can eat like civilized human beings.

This is how you know people don't do things for the right reasons because the process involved shows bad fruits. If people truly gave from love and their heart, then they would give food that they would love eating as well. Food that isn't outdated by the time it makes it to the people. And anyone would be able to get food when they need it, not food that will last only 5 days out of a whole month for a family.

I highly doubt people would even give food like businesses and such if there was no tax incentive involved. They would probably just throw it out.

Before I needed to go to the food bank, first time in my life from a job lost, I thought that they had plentiful amounts of food that they gave indiscriminately to everyone and food that wouldn't be beyond the Best By date by months; However, in reality, this is food that found it's home there because it has undergone every other option and found it's way into the tax reduction margin. It's really sad to be honest.

Who would want to eat yogurt that has become soupy and has no form anymore even if it as safe? Or canned soup that tastes like it has over lapsed it's Best By date for too long and seems questionable at best?

Take care, Anthony With Love through God and Jesus and The Holy Ghost,

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