Not a Merry Christmas: People Stealing Food from the Needy for Profit in San Francisco

stealing food for the poor
If you want to get your blood boiling, just take a look at the video below. This took place at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco by a local TV station. It’s the complete antithesis of what the holiday season is supposed to be about. Food that is meant to be given to the needy is taken by a long line of people. But instead of being thankful and taken home to eat, many instead immediately sell the food for $5 a bag to others. ┬áIt doesn’t stop there. People then go back into line to get more bags of food. Some people even throw out (yes, into the trash) the food that they’ve just been given because they don’t want it for themselves or can’t resell it. Just wa...

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4 Responses to Not a Merry Christmas: People Stealing Food from the Needy for Profit in San Francisco

  1. Jo says:

    I have nothing against giving/donating, be it in monetary form or actual items – toys, food, clothing, etc. I do it all the time. But what stops me in my tracks is when situations such as in this post occurs more often than we are aware of, sadly enough. I find this unconscionable and egregious. Those who do this truly need a visit by Karma in the worst way.

    In the meantime, I find it more rewarding to donate my time in the form of volunteerism. It doesn’t cost the non-profit anything when receiving help. But, for those who don’t have the time, but do have the funding means, do your research re: the non-profit and how the monies are disbursed.

    I DO donate to certain non-profits which I vetted first, knowing that my hard-earned dollars are being used responsibly rather than lining the pockets of thieves. Sadly, this sort of thing that’s going on only serves to make those who willingly contribute to hold back funds or items of significance (namely, food) from organizations that truly mean well. I say arrest the b*stards responsible for these acts.

  2. Mich says:

    You would think that the police could do something about it, or at the very least the church that is giving away the food would be conscientious and aware enough to disallow repeat passes through the line. A public shaming of those people is in order.

  3. Gailete says:

    Why do the news reporters stand by and let stuff like this happen instead of calling the police. I suppose their motto is they only report the news and stand by as it is happening, to interfere would not be right. But I have never understood some news reports of things I have seen where the camera man goes on filming instead of lending the extra hand that is needed.

    I think this was despicable both those who sold the food and those who bought the food.

  4. Sem says:

    They really should be ashamed.

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