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  • How often do you Feed the Hungry

    Same as the other polls you are seeing. This is a pretty easy task as far as finding folks in need... especially right now.
    19
    Never really
    5.26%
    1
    Never doesn't describe it but rarely would be the truth
    21.05%
    4
    I used to but don't any longer because of all the scam artist out there
    0.00%
    0
    I send them to a church or a relief organization
    15.79%
    3
    They can get foodstamps... the government isn't going to let them starve
    0.00%
    0
    No excuses... I do it as often as I can with all that I have as long as I have it.
    57.89%
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  • #2
    3rd. Wednesday of every month, I serve.
    My wife and I do a canned food drive monthly at our church. I give monetarilly as well.

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    • #3
      There's a local heroin addict going through a methadone programme, and I buy her food whenever I see her. Some friends work one Saturday a month cooking in a homeless shelter, and I'll be joining them for that.

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      • #4
        I live in a neighborhood where people knock on the door at least once a week looking for money. Both my husband and I have brought people in, sat them down at the table and fixed them a cup of coffee, a cup of hot chocolate, a glass of ice water in summer and prepared something for them to eat. I've cleared the pantry and the freezer more times than I can count.

        Word spreads - when someone is genuinely hungry, they know where to go to get food. They also know there is no money, or little money. One of our neighbors asks what they need the money for - and then puts them in his car and takes them to wherever to pay their gas bill, buy them a new tire, buy them formula for their infant, etc. Again, word gets 'round. If you have a need, go there. If you're scammin' you're gonna get caught.
        I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
        - Mahatma Gandhi



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        • #5
          We've had a spate of scammers recently claiming that their car has broken down and please can they have 10 to get to the hospital to visit a sick relative. One cheeky guy tried it twice in one week, and scarpered when we recognized him.

          I'll feed anyone who needs it; I learned that from my mother and I can rustle up food for hordes at the drop of a hat, but I tend not to hand over cash.

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          • #6
            You know, unless you look intentionally - many times you just don't see the guy who you can hand a meal to personally.
            Seek ye FIRST the kingdom.
            Not second or third, but first.
            Only when all else pales to God, when He receives all glory,
            when He is the source of all hope,
            when His love is received and freely given,
            holding not to the world but to the promise to come,
            will all other things be added unto to you.

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            • #7
              I answered the last one, but i could be doing more. I elected for $5 to come out of every one of my paychecks and it goes to food pantries and soup kitchens. It's not alot, I should do more.
              Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
              Proverbs 3:5

              My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgements come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.
              Isaiah 26:9

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bethany67 View Post
                We've had a spate of scammers recently claiming that their car has broken down and please can they have 10 to get to the hospital to visit a sick relative. One cheeky guy tried it twice in one week, and scarpered when we recognized him.

                I'll feed anyone who needs it; I learned that from my mother and I can rustle up food for hordes at the drop of a hat, but I tend not to hand over cash.
                agreed. i always keep bologna. it's cheap but fortigying. there are some homeless people with alchohol addictions that sometimes mill about the pharmacy by my house. when they say they are hungry, i'll offer a bologna sandwich or pb and j if they're willing to give me 15 minutes. sometimes they wait, and i figure they were really hungry. other times they refuse me. weeds out the money seekers quickly....
                Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
                Proverbs 3:5

                My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgements come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.
                Isaiah 26:9

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bethany67 View Post
                  We've had a spate of scammers recently claiming that their car has broken down and please can they have 10 to get to the hospital to visit a sick relative. One cheeky guy tried it twice in one week, and scarpered when we recognized him.

                  I'll feed anyone who needs it; I learned that from my mother and I can rustle up food for hordes at the drop of a hat, but I tend not to hand over cash.
                  We've had a few of those lately. One of them was sufficiently aggressive that when I (truthfully) said I had no cash on me she wanted me to go to the cash machine to get some for her.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tango View Post
                    We've had a few of those lately. One of them was sufficiently aggressive that when I (truthfully) said I had no cash on me she wanted me to go to the cash machine to get some for her.
                    With the world economy going south very quickly... I suspect there will be much more of that.


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                    "To escape the error of salvation by works we have fallen into the opposite error of salvation without obedience.

                    GO.... SERVE YOUR KING!

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                    • #11
                      I'm sure there will. If I knew someone was genuinely hungry I'd have no problem with giving them money for food, or food, or whatever they genuinely needed. But homeless charities in the UK reckon that something like 80% of the cash given to homeless people ends up being spent on drugs.

                      I've got no problem with feeding the hungry, but I don't want to give money to someone if it's going to go up their nose.
                      24 August 2013 - I've decided to take a break from a number of internet forums, including this one, for my own reasons.
                      I expect to be back at some time in the future, although at present don't know when that will be.
                      I've been here just a few days shy of six years, and those six years have been greatly blessed.

                      ---

                      1Jn 4:1 NKJV Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
                      1Th 5:21-22 NKJV Test all things; hold fast what is good. (22) Abstain from every form of evil.



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                      • #12
                        Bible calls that prudence. But then we have to be careful because sometimes we tend to operate on "common" sense to the degree that we don't operate on "God" sense. One needs discernment there... but God still provides it.


                        Visit our new website
                        ! The Blog might interest some.. and Lord help me!!!... for those that twitter... there as well.

                        A.W. Tozer said,
                        "To escape the error of salvation by works we have fallen into the opposite error of salvation without obedience.

                        GO.... SERVE YOUR KING!

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                        • #13
                          Hungry for what? Jesus was hungry after his 40 days in the wilderness, but he didn't use His deity to change rocks into bread. I can't even imagine!

                          Practically nobody goes hungry physically where I live. Not worldly hunger ... food, drugs, drink or sex.

                          The best donation I ever made was holding the hands of the hungry and praying with them.

                          Maybe that's what He meant?
                          Heb 10:31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

                          It is a wonderful thing to be predestined, elected and to believe by faith by virture of His irresitible grace and His limited atonement. Calvie, premill, dispie and full of cats. I love you too!

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                          • #14
                            My church and I feed once a month, as part of a rotation. I would prefer more often.

                            The hungry can get a meal every night in my town via the churches; other services are offered too.

                            As for scamming--we feed the hungry, and "hungry" is the only requirement.
                            Phl 4:11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.

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                            • #15
                              This is especially crucial in recent times. The price of beans go up a few cents and we scowl at our grocery receipts, but elsewhere especially internationally, its a crushing blow. Food banks are hurting real bad around our area. My next vehicle will be a pickup truck for this very purpose.
                              "Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?'
                              And I said, 'Here am I. Send me!'"
                              Isaiah 6:8

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