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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-09 10:44 AM
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The government surplus food dist. plan is alive and well
Edited on Sun Feb-22-09 11:18 AM by shraby
The income requirements and other information is all at this government site. Apparently even food stamp recipients can be eligible. I'm re-posting this for the daytime crowd. Please try to keep kicked because for many this is vital information and may keep someone you know from going hungry.

<http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/programs/csfp/csfp_eligibil... >

The full list of states participating is in the faq section on this page:
<http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/programs/csfp/csfp_faqs.htm... >

Edited to add: Why couldn't some of this surplus food be sent to the struggling food banks? In the Reagan years when things were so bad for people, the t.v. cameras were allowed into the storehouses and the amount of food in them was astronomical.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-09 10:46 AM
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1. Here's who you have to thank ...
she really pushed and kept this going against producers and govt. officials who kept saying, "but you'll hurt the market." She pointed out that starving people are not in "the market, they're starving." She went berserk over dumped milk, etc.


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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-09 10:56 AM
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2. Yup, she knew what needed to be done.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-09 10:57 AM
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3. Jim Morrison was a real hero to us navy kids.
Did you see his dad just died?
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eilen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-09 12:28 PM
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6. Wow, I wonder what her reaction was to the mass pig slaughter.
because it cost more to raise one than the farmer could get by selling it. They were told to kill them so they would not flood the market and bring the price down even further.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-09 07:17 PM
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9. Good call - actually THAT act is what triggered it.
I know it's mentioned in the book Eleanor and Franklin.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-09 11:08 AM
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4. hope someone checks the peanut butter.
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-09 12:18 PM
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5. Help keep this kicked so more people will
see it. Thanks.
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eilen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-09 12:30 PM
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7. Can this be stickied to an appropriate forum? Like the Poverty forum? nt
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-09 03:54 PM
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8. Didn't know there was one. I can repost there if
I can find it..no problem.
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