Food Banks in the U.S. Running Low on Supplies... Ominous Sign for 2013

Tyler Durden's picture

Via Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

This is a very interesting yet ominous article from Reuters about the current food bank situation in these United States.  As a result of the drought this summer the Federal government ended up buying less food than normal, and because this excess food is used to provide assistance to the poor in many cases, there simply may not be enough to go around.  This sets up a potentially tragic situation as we head into 2013, and is likely to bring heightened social unrest to our shores as I outlined in my recent article The Global Spring.

From Reuters:

The worst U.S. drought in more than half a century has weakened the safety net for the 50 million Americans who struggle to get enough to eat, and the nation’s food banks are raising the alarm as the holiday season gets into full swing.


Executives at major food banks across the United States worry they will not be able to keep pace with demand, which they don’t expect to ease until more Americans find better paying jobs. In a sign of how stressed the budgets of many Americans are, a record 47.1 million people used food stamps in August 2012, up from 45.8 million the year earlier.


With such pressures at work,on-hand supplies at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank have fallen from a peak of about 3.3 weeks in 2010 to less than two weeks – the lowest in recent history, according to its president and CEO, Michael Flood.


Tightening food supplies last summer forced the food bank to start a waiting list because it does not have enough inventory to expand beyond the 640 agencies it already supplies with food. There are now 565 nonprofits on the waiting list, Flood said.


Government commodities once made up 28 percent of the food flowing through the Feeding America network, which includes about 90 percent of U.S. food banks and provides food for about 37 million people during the year. This year those commodities account for 17 percent, Feeding America said.


The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina has seen its monthly supplies of TEFAP products plummet by roughly two-thirds to about 170,000 pounds from 500,000 pounds. At the same time, state budget cuts have slashed its annual funding by about half to $500,000, Executive Director Clyde Fitzgerald said.

This is a development we must all keep a close eye on.

Full article here.

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Rainman's picture

" Put the government in charge of the Sahara Desert and soon there will be a shortage of sand "....Milton Friedman

GetZeeGold's picture



No worries.....the Red Cross will come to our rescue.


You're not suppose to see don't look.

vast-dom's picture

just be a good sheeple eat your turkey, donated or otherwise, and shop till you drop on friday.


and i hear the dumb drums...the parade has started...

akak's picture

Just what the HELL is your problem with Thanksgiving anyway, asshole?

Were you not hugged enough as a child or something?  Attacked by monster mutant turkeys while still in the crib?  Did your mother habitually drink gravy while pregnant with you?  Do you wake up screaming from cranberryphobia?

Shut the fuck up about it already.

vast-dom's picture

glad it strikes a nerve. enjoy your turkey. your ikea. your ever expanding bitch tits. your little stupid life celebrating tradition based on slaughter.


isn't EVERY day above ground a day to give thanks. or is it more so today, because it's supposed to be? who's the real asshole?

LetThemEatRand's picture

+1 for using the phrase "bitch tits" on Thanksgiving.

vast-dom's picture

i find it quite amusing that these asswipes here in the fight club would celebrate such a sick holiday. i guess they haven't waited outside the house for 3 days without food, water and shelter and were let in somehow. Tyler is clearly getting soft.

akak's picture

You are a pathetic piece of crap.

What is so "sick" about a holiday which celebrates thankfulness and family gathering?  Are you THAT much of a misanthrope?  Compared to the commercialized travesty that is Christmas, I find Thanksgiving to be honest and refreshing.  But some people will always find a nit to pick, apparently.

vast-dom's picture

you are a certifiable moron. i wish we could beat it out of you. but i think it wouldn't help even if your skull was stomped in and your teeth knocked out -- you'd still want turkey. pilgram, you have no idea....

LetThemEatRand's picture

I think all of us here would understand if you decided to hate fuck a turkey tonight.  Just make sure to defrost it first.

vast-dom's picture

nothing to hate, not even stupidity. a man that compares the slaughter of a peoples masked by a holiday of turkey feeding frenzy with Santa Clause is a sad specimen here in the fight club, but a perfect sheeple out there. maybe he will next defend the tooth fairy. give thanks, every day, not the day you're told to. 

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

We demonstrated our thanks to the indians over the last few hundred years by stealing everything from them, good reason to celebrate


hedgeless_horseman's picture



Turkey is stuffed and in the oven.  T-5 hours, bitchezzz!!!

Global Hunter's picture

The first thing I noticed was that I have the same salt as you...obviously I need to get out more!

Happy Thanksgiving from Canuckistan.

signed, mr. mom.

Overfed's picture

Home grown? Looks pretty nice.

StychoKiller's picture

Get thee hence then, and alleviate some suffering:

Leave the world a better place than what you found...

xtop23's picture

+1 for "hate fuck a turkey" - I actually woke up the wife laughing.

pies_lancuchowy's picture

'hate fuck a turkey' , rotflmao

akak's picture

Well, since you are doing nothing here but engaging in mindless bashing and ranting, presenting no logical argument --- in fact, no argument at all --- then I can only presume that you are the kneejerk asshole that you appear to be.

vast-dom's picture

you find Thanksgiving to be "honest" and "refreshing" hahahaaaaaaa ! Holy fucking shit someone please put this man out of his misery. someone please force-feed him turkey shit!

akak's picture

Thank you for confirming that you are indeed the total asswipe that I initially took you to be.

Oh, and by the way: Happy Thanksgiving.

Philippines's picture

I'm not here to defend anyone... nor any "holidays"

But to clarify on your confusion, "thanksgiving" is a "holiday" that has been completely commercialized much like Christmas. Were the original settlers reduced to cannibalism upon their arrival to the USA at the beginning of winter? Were they "saved" and "thankful" to the Native Americans for sacrificing their stored food? (Only to give them poison blankets later on, but that is for another ZH article comments section) 

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Pecan and pumkin pies are finished and out of the oven.

PlausibleDenial's picture

Yum, my god I am glad I am not there.  Fight club over the scraps. 

Yen Cross's picture

 Akak +1 for taking the time, to support a Holiday that gives Thanks for what little "freedom" we have left...

DanDaley's picture

I personally hate all those PETA people, torturing and eating defenseless little fruits and vegetables.  The nerve.  Good thing we'll all be breatharians soon.

akak's picture

Vegetables are people too!

Down with autotrophcentrism!

Power to the Chloroplasts!


hedgeless_horseman's picture



Cranberry sauce is finished.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

+1 for the breatharian reference.

Joe A's picture

This precious holiday of yours marks the start of the genocide on the natives.

fonzannoon's picture

If you call having the day off without a choice, being forced to spend time with your in laws who break your balls and not actually making any money because you are not paid by salary "celebrating" a holiday then I apologize for the fact that today I will be doing just that. I am just saying why not try to make the best of it...

ronaldawg's picture

"...waited outside the house for 3 days without food, water and shelter...."  ???

Lemmie guess - your a dog?  In a wheelchair and they took away your wheels?  Help me out here...

centerline's picture

I prefer to call them "man boobs."

TBT or not TBT's picture

There is literature about that sort of thing happening, for those so inclined.

akak's picture


With such a lengthy thread of non-sequiturs, you could knit yourself a nice afghan to curl up in with your favorite strawman on a cold winter's night.

vast-dom's picture

keep it up. with enough anger you may transcend your stupidity. a little acid vagina could help...

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

Being pist off at the sheeple for blindly eating birds is one thing, but being pist off at the vagina monster is an entirely different set of issues

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Dough for bread is almost done rising.

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

It's really about slaughtering humans, specifically those with skin pigment. Blowing childrens limbs off is just an appetizer for the wealthy criminals that have enslaved us

vast-dom's picture

exactly. this is trans-generational slaughter. evil lands, dumb traditions and stupid sheeple.

HiHoAg's picture

White guilt or Downs Syndrome?

akak's picture

I would guess both, but most people with Down's Syndrome whom I have ever met have been rather happy people and significantly less mindlessly angry than this guy.

EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

VastDom is suffering from an incredibly high I.Q. with out an outlet for it.

Anyone that can not see his point should take a healthy look at their own views

vast-dom's picture

there are too many outlets for vast IQ. this is the "vomitorium" where little (out)bursts of steam help with the main subversive activities. eat your dark meat bitches!

Kurion's picture

+1 for the dark meat...just sayin!

hedgeless_horseman's picture



Much to be thankful for.

akak's picture

After rereading his and other posts, I believe that I can tease out the gist of his bugaboo regarding Thanksgiving, that being the takeover by the Europeans of the North American continent from the original inhabitants, but to link that with Thanksgiving and thereby condemn the holiday is utterly specious and illogical --- by that argument, EVERY aspect of our current American society can thereby be condemned.  The holiday of Thanksgiving, even the original one, did not inherently involve nor was associated with the slaughter of Native Americans.

ronaldawg's picture

The whole argument against Thanksgiving is bullshit anyways - the Indians replaced the inhabinets of North America when they migrated here from East Asia - they probably fucking ate them too.   So we are back to Happy Thanksgiving....