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    Default Neighbourhood food bank says no thank you to Kraft Dinner

    further proof that we have too much on this end of the world. A food bank is actually refusing food because it's not good enough for those who don't have food.

    An Ottawa food bank is saying no thank you to Kraft Dinner, hot dogs and dozens of other items deemed unhealthy.

    Parkdale Food Centre co-ordinator Karen Secord says everybody deserves good-quality food – even those who can't afford it.

    "I don't want canned stew, Alpha-Getti, Kraft Dinner, pop, chips, candy," Secord told CTV Ottawa.

    Parkdale Food Centre co-ordinator Karen Secord says everybody deserves good-quality foods – even those who can't afford it.
    Going through a box of donated food items, Secord is quick to take some pieces out of the mix. Among the items that failed to make the cut are: a box of Dunkaroos, a package of Maynards Swedish Berries, an opened bottle of salad dressing that expired in 2008 and an opened container of Hot Rod meat snacks.

    "It is sending the message out to people that you are not worth it, that your health isn't worth as much as my health is worth," Secord said.
    She said foods that are deemed unhealthy separated from the other donation items. If the food originated from the Ottawa Food Bank, which supports several emergency food programs in the city, it is sent back.
    The Ottawa Food Bank said it was unaware of any food items being sent back.

    Secord is part of a working group that looks at all food being purchased and swaps some items such as margarine in favour of fresh produce.
    Parkdale Food Centre clients, meanwhile, say they're happy about the centre’s healthy food criteria.

    "Who wants to live on Kraft Dinner? Sure enough not us," client Annabelle Biefer said.

    Another client Joeann Tourangeau said food bank clients would like to eat properly – just like those who can afford to purchase their own groceries.

    "We would like to feel better about ourselves and by eating properly, of course you feel better."

    Secord said she'd like to see more egg, milk, yogurt and cheese donations coming into the centre.

    A 'Good Food List' on the Parkdale Food Centre website lists nuts, fresh meats, rice and canned beans among dozens of other items.
    "Everything starts with good food," Secord said.

    According to Food Banks Canada, close to 850,000 Canadians used food
    banks on a monthly basis in 2013, and more than one-third of those helped were children and youth. The organization said the number is down from 2012, but significantly higher than the estimated 676,000 Canadians that used food banks each month in 2008.
    The HungerCount 2013 report shows that 38 per cent of food banks have been forced to cut back the amount of food they provide to each household because they do not have enough.

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    "If I had a million dollars, we wouldn't have to eat Kraft Dinners."

    "But I like Kraft Dinners."

    "Yeah me too, I think we'd eat more."
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    In their defense though, some of those donated items were opened and expired. Are you saying they should just be thankful and eat that?

    It does sound ridiculous that they're rejecting food. But it IS shit food.

    If it's healthy food they're worried about, maybe the food bank should make a garden.
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    "Beggars can't be choosers".

    Just a thought.
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    I'm with you on the beggars can't be choosers philosophy.

    But something should be said of the nice people who donated expired and opened items. Come on.
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    I am not trying to be totally cynically, but based upon other recent news stories, I wouldn't just assume that the person is telling the truth either.

    The items could have expired while sitting at the food bank, accidentally opened during moving around in the food bank, or they could be expired cans of soup. Shit, I don't even look at that shit to be honest with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy812 View Post
    In their defense though, some of those donated items were opened and expired. Are you saying they should just be thankful and eat that?

    It does sound ridiculous that they're rejecting food. But it IS shit food.

    If it's healthy food they're worried about, maybe the food bank should make a garden.
    Obviously if something's expired that's entirely appropriate. However, saying they don't want to eat unhealthy foods is idiotic. I don't think high cholesterol should be high on the list of concerns of people that would otherwise go hungry.
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    I seem to remember a lot of Kraft mac and cheese and hot dogs growing up... but we also had a roof over our heads and shoes on our feet because of it probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    Obviously if something's expired that's entirely appropriate. However, saying they don't want to eat unhealthy foods is idiotic. I don't think high cholesterol should be high on the list of concerns of people that would otherwise go hungry.
    This. Exactly.

    My family is up north vacationing this week and for one lunch the kids had kraft mac and cheese. If it's good enough for us then I think food banks would take it. In fact in our area it's a requested item.

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    There are hungry and homeless people eating spoiled food from dumpsters right now. A box of Mac and cheese that is past the expiration date is not going to hurt anyone. Jeez

    So starving is better than eating a kraft dinner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    This. Exactly.

    My family is up north vacationing this week and for one lunch the kids had kraft mac and cheese. If it's good enough for us then I think food banks would take it. In fact in our area it's a requested item.
    Dude, you already live in Canada, I wouldn't think "North" would be a vacation, more like a punishment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Dude, you already live in Canada, I wouldn't think "North" would be a vacation, more like a punishment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    This. Exactly.

    My family is up north vacationing this week and for one lunch the kids had kraft mac and cheese. If it's good enough for us then I think food banks would take it. In fact in our area it's a requested item.
    You're not eating Kraft food for every meal.

    Look, I'm not debating the fact that it's ridiculous they're complaining of receiving food. Sadly, they're not really in a position to do that. I was just pointing out the pathetic donations of open and expired food. That's all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I am not trying to be totally cynically, but based upon other recent news stories, I wouldn't just assume that the person is telling the truth either.
    I totally agree with you on that point, generally speaking. But, I'm sure these food banks receive expired and opened items quite often. I think it's safe to assume on this one.
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