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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Feeding America

I have seen this so called charity advertise on many billboards around the town that I live in. Whenever I see ads on billboards immediately a warning signal goes off in my head.

Billboard advertisements are not cheap. When you see someone advertising on billboards they are making a substantial amount of money and there is some profiteering going on.

Besides that I also see tons of ads online for them. One of the taglines is that 1 in 6 people in the US are struggling with hunger. I wonder what that really means. Just look at some of the people on their website who they claim are struggling with hunger and what do you see?

Obese and overweight families. Sure hunger and obesity are not opposites but if these people are hungry then what are they eating when not hungry to get so fat?

Besides that as is commonly known the population of the US is 35% obese and up to 80% overweight. How can nearly 17% of the population be hungry when at the same time they are overweight?

If I assume that the 80% of the population that is overweight is not hungry and 17% of the population is dealing with hunger then there is only 3% left who are not hungry and not overweight.

The US is known to be one of the wealthiest nations on the planet and there are only a total of 3% of the population who are not overweight or hungry?

I say to follow the money and be very careful with these charities. Do not just blindly donate money or any other valuable to just any charity without doing more indepth research. There has to be at least a small group of people getting quite rich on Feeding America and few who are really benefitting from the donations.