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Does the food bank have a menu?

January 25, 2010

From The Montreal Gazette:

The 1996 World Food Summit said food security exists when “all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.”

Preferences? Really?  Food security involves people having the foods that they prefer?  That’s insane.  Shouldn’t food security just involve having food?

Oh, wait.

Apparently, some people who get FREE food given to them from the Food Bank are not satisfied with the selection.  What’s that saying about beggars and choosers?

This reminds me of a friend from college.  He was poor and didn’t receive any help from his family.  He lived on $30 per month for food so he basically ate frozen bean burritos.  Every day.  Compare this to the student who offered to sell me her food stamps at a discount.  I would get cheaper food and she’d have the cash to party.  Not cool.

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