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<< At our weekly Kiwanis meeting yesterday the speaker was the director of our local food pantry. Everyone makes the assumption that the area's hispanic population is their main client. Not even close. They are a minority of the clientel. But we were all shocked to learn who the largest demographic of food pantry clients are.

They are widows over 65. Women who stayed home and raised their kids and did not have earnings of their own. >>

What's wrong with people getting free food when it's offered?

Frankly, I don't accept anecdotes like the one offered on this thread.

But even supposing it's accurate, if a retiree chooses to wait in line for free food rather than wait in line to pay for food at a grocery store, what's wrong with that?

Seattle Pioneer
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