Originally posted by woodwardjnr
The thing is we throw away millions of pounds worth of food a day. I appreciate that some people could spend their money better, but there are people
out there who do need this food and if the food is there and the charity has provided it, then surely better to give to people than throw it away?
( didn't realize this was a private charity.. thanks)
I agree to a point. Hospitals, school cafeterias and the like produce millions of lbs of food everyday that is thrown away. This is wasteful and
should be illegal.
But homelessness and hunger should be temporary and transitional problems. You simply cannot just give this food away to people who are going to go
away, change nothing about their lives, then fed them again another day. This contributes to a growing problem.
The solution IMO?
Make homelessness illegal. Set up temporary housing to house and feed these people while giving them the medical care and teaching the skills they
need to reintegrate to society as a self sustaining member. have them do community service work at the same time to help pay for these services.
Perhaps the community service work and the training can be one and the same. Make it a 6 month program, set them up with a job in 3 months giving them
time to save for a place of their own. Then out they go. Perhaps adjust the time or other things based on circumstances but you get the point. Recycle
This would be cost effective. Way cheaper than most Gov programs because companies who need services performed would get the benefit of these peoples
For hunger (for those who are not homeless) the solution IMO is to find out exactly where the problems are and fix them in each home. 1st) make sure
no one is living beyond their means. If they are, cut the fat. If you cannot afford a new car, you are Not allowed to have one. Make it illegal. In
fact, make anything you can do to get in debt illegal. This would solve 80 % of the worlds problems.
Cons - The credit cards and other companies wont like this one bit because they make their money on people defaulting. Make this an illegal practice
2nd) find out if the people are getting the proper foods for proper nutrition. If they are spending money on junk foods that make them unhealthy make
this illegal. This solves two big problems - wasting money, on empty foods with no nutritional values and saves in the long run on health care costs
because people will not be getting sick as much.
Cons - Of course the Big Pharma and those who make their money off making you sick as well as the junk food companies won't like this.
3rd) What is you simply don't have the money for food in the first place even though you work? There should never be a case where your rent takes all
you have and you are not left with enough money for food. If so, you need to move to a cheaper place - or supplement your skills to make extra money
during your off hours.
4) Have too many kids to be able to provide for them even though you work? You are not allowed to keep them. yes, I said it.. take some of those kids
away! Give those kids to someone who can feed them. Of course if all the above conditions are met there will be way less chance that you will not be
able to feed your family.
We have these problems IMO not only because we create the conditions for them to thrive on a personal basis, but we allow this to happen by allowing
companies and products to dictate to use what we should and should not put in our bodies - and this is not always sound advise for us. We are a
brainwashed society. Make these practices illegal. Because these things are prevalent and acceptable in our society we have to always fight an uphill
battle. This is very unnecessary.
Problem is, none of my solutions have really been tried. These are all common sense solutions. If one city tried just two of these for a period of 5
years we could at least see how much they might help - or not.. but Try Something Else than what they are doing now, because they will always repeat
the mistakes of the past and nothing will change.