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  •  Most food pantries would rather have money... (0+ / 0-)

    than food.  They can buy food much cheaper than you can.  And you can deduct your donation from your income tax.  Everybody wins, except the supermarket.  Boo hoo.

    I don't know what's been trickling down, but it hasn't been pleasant---N. Pelosi

    by Russycle on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 02:40:00 PM PST

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    •  So you think I'm doing the wrong thing (0+ / 0-)

      Just so you know, I did check with the food pantry about giving them money or food and specifically asked if they were able to purchase cheaper. They told me they weren't. So they're very happy to have the food donations and other items that aren't covered by food stamps. They even track the donations for tax purposes and they sent me a letter for tax purposes.

      •  Good for you for checking (0+ / 0-)

        Should have said "food pantries I'm familiar with", I confess I haven't polled every pantry in the country.

        I don't know what's been trickling down, but it hasn't been pleasant---N. Pelosi

        by Russycle on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 10:17:07 PM PST

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