Thousands of Desperate People Flood Food Bank Lines
Please consider 'We Just Can’t Feed This Many'
In perhaps the most sobering reminder yet of the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the San Antonio Food Bank aided about 10,000 households Thursday in a record-setting giveaway.
“It was a rough one today,” said Food Bank president and CEO Eric Cooper after the largest single-day distribution in the nonprofit’s 40-year history. “We have never executed on as large of a demand as we are now.”
The majority of vehicles began lining up to enter the parking lot at Traders Village well before dawn for the 10 a.m. kick off.
“It looked like prairie dogs out there, with all the people standing on top of their trucks, trying to get an eagle-eye view of the line to see how much longer they had to wait,” said Brian Billeck, marketing manager at Traders Village.
This is truly saddening. It's the modern day version of the Great Depression soup lines.
I would rather see money go to these efforts than how Congress formulated some parts of the graft-laden federal programs.
People don't wait hours in food lines for milk and dried beans unless they truly need it.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock