Letter: Groceries at food banks should be for those in need, not for those who feel entitled
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
My husband saw one of his employees standing in line at the food bank recently. Knowing how much money she makes, he was surprised. When she arrived at work he asked if she needed help. She assured him with, "It's just more convenient to get our groceries at the food bank. By the way, did I show you my new smart phone?"
In my church I used to help bring food to needy families. We would, with their permission, look in their homes to see what was required.
I was frequently shocked to see basements and garages packed with more food than I had. "We don't really like that food," was the explanation. "We want something else."
I worry about the lack of food in food banks. But I worry more about those who think they're entitled to the convenience of something else.
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