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Food banks send plea for more donations

Original post made on Nov 14, 2012

Food banks around the Bay Area are asking for more donations as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties said that with Thanksgiving less than a week away, it is still only half-way towards its goal of collecting 12,000 donated turkeys to distribute to needy families.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 11:16 AM

Comments

Posted by jupiterk, a resident of Gemello
on Nov 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I would really like to see some details on how their monetary donations are spent? I have a very strong feeling that too much monetary donations are spent in lavish compensation. No one is asking these charities to reveal how much their execs make in compensation and perks. I hope people think twice before making monetary donations. I am all for donating food to these organizations. But a $12M goal shows there is some fishy and something is out of whack here.


Posted by W-Park Dude, a resident of Waverly Park
on Nov 14, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I'm sure these greedy execs are padding their coffers with excess turkey. They're asking for food for the needy! Obviously there have been highly publicized excesses across the country but the idea here is to help feed the needy during the holidays. If I've said it once I've said it numerous times-- jupiterk - upit = jerk.


Posted by s digiulio, a resident of North Whisman
on Nov 14, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Too bad that neither of these persons did any research before leaping to the usual negative comment.

"Charity Navigator ranks Second Harvest Food Bank among the top 3% of charities nationwide for fiscal responsibility. The Food Bank has received 6 consecutive 4-star evaluations, which demonstrates financial health, accountability, and transparency."


Posted by s digiulio, a resident of North Whisman
on Nov 14, 2012 at 8:52 pm



Here is the website for Charity Navigator info on the Second Harvest Food Bank:
Web Link


Posted by W-Park Dude, a resident of Waverly Park
on Nov 15, 2012 at 5:40 am

Digulio,
Apparently you didn't pick up the fact I was pointing out how assinine jupiterk's comment was, as they usually are. I'm on your side but maybe I should've connected all the dots for you. Give to the needy during the holidays to Second Harvest.


Posted by Jessica, a resident of another community
on Nov 16, 2012 at 9:49 am

The $12 million goal shows that there are a lot of mouths to feed all year long, but the holidays are the time of year when most people give.