Men Waiting Outside Al Capone Soup Kitchen

Well, thank goodness the country is now better off than ever before.

And how do I know this?

Because POTUS said so.

I mean, he wouldn’t lie, or anything, would he?

POTUS did admit, though, that people are “not feeling it.”

So I guess the students who rely on food pantries for basic needs have not gotten the “we are better off now” memo.

Or maybe they are just not feeling it…

Via Wall Street Journal: Melanie Grayce West — Food Pantries Grow on New York Campuses (Article in full can be read via Food News)

Tucked on the fringes of Kingsborough Community College’s campus in Brooklyn’s Manhattan Beach, walled off from the corner of a computer lab, sits a small room about 10 feet square.

Inside isn’t the usual jumble of printers, monitors and cables. Instead, the space houses neatly stacked food essentials—from tuna fish, pasta and peanut butter to juice, milk and canned fruits and vegetables….

Kingsborough’s pantry, which existed in a lesser form before becoming part of the Food Bank For New York City’s network in 2012, is one of a growing number of facilities aimed at addressing the quiet problem of hunger on campus.

At Kingsborough, students can visit the pantry once weekly and take enough for three days of meals. Between 250 and 700 people visit each month, depending on the semester, including some non-students from the neighborhood, said Heidi Lopez, director of Kingsborough’s Single Stop office, where students apply for public benefits and other free resources. During the last calendar year, there were 21,654 visits to the pantry.

The most popular pantry item is cereal. Ms. Lopez said she keeps bowls and spoons on hand for students who need to eat immediately. There are many, she said….

Breitbart — Zuckerman: US has ‘maybe the weakest recovery’ since WWII

CNS: Food Stamp Recipients Top 46 Million for 35th Straight Month

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  1. Alain41 says:

    But Obama and the Democrats saved college students from Republican banker inequality by taking over the college loan program completely, making sure that student borrowers got a 0.5% rate reduction.

    It takes a tyranny to raise students on; Please sir, may I have some more.

  2. Kitten says:

    “…aimed at addressing the quiet problem of hunger on campus.” Haven’t college kids always been hungry? Well, at least it sounds like they’re eating better than our public school kids. Piece of advice: these schools need to keep the pantry location on the down-low, lest Mooch finds out. 🙁

  3. LJZumpano says:

    As a college student I had exactly $5 a week to spend on lunch and anything else I might want. For a buck could get 10 cans of tuna,a whole bunch of ramen noodles or a huge submarine sandwich which could provide 3 meals (left outside on the window ledge to keep it cool)! Then one day I had a brainstorm —–a part-time job!! After that I was rolling in dough, but had no time to spend it! Where there is a will there is a way. It worries me that a college student is so clueless the food bank needs to provide bowls & spoons for those in need of immediate nourishment. Do they also provide diapers and bibs? Such nonsense,college should be a time where you learn personal responsibility and self-sufficiency. I didn’t have a lot of material things, but I knew I would always be able to survive, I wonder about these guys.

  4. ancientwrrior says:

    As was said by someone a long time ago, the government will take care of you from the womb to the tomb, trust us! Yeah right, they raised a whole generation of irresponsible drugged up potheads. You too could become the next POTUS, after all, look at what the choom crowd gave us. 🙁

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