Free lunches available for children in Tarrant County

Who could possibly object to a government program that feeds the hungry?

Karl Marx

After reading the report below, please tell us what you think. Do you see anything wrong with government taking your money by force (taxes) and spending it to feed a stranger or to pay for his health care?

From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs! Sounds reasonable does it not?

Tell us how much communism you are willing to tolerate?

In a higher phase of communist society, after the enslaving subordination of the individual to the division of labor, and therewith also the antithesis between mental and physical labor, has vanished; after labor has become not only a means of life but life’s prime want; after the productive forces have also increased with the all-around development of the individual, and all the springs of co-operative wealth flow more abundantly—only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be crossed in its entirety and society inscribe on its banners: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!  – Karl Marx, 1875

Lenny Leatherman

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From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, by Mitch Mitchell, June 23, 2012 –

Children from low-income families can get a free lunch at several places in Tarrant County this summer, courtesy of the Tarrant Area Food Bank.

One site has been added this year: Worthington Point Apartments, 12301 Hemphill St. in Crowley, where lunch will be served at noon weekdays through Aug. 24.

Meals will continue to be served at:

The Rosemont at Mayfield Villas apartments, 2002 Mayfield Villa Drive, Arlington, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through Aug. 23.

Rush Creek Apartments, 1200 W. Sublett Road, Arlington, through Aug. 24.

Alemeda Villas, 2950 Alemeda St., Fort Worth, 12:30 p.m.

Ironwood Crossing, 2600 Western Center Blvd., Fort Worth, noon.

Cypress View Villas, 200 Atwood Court, Weatherford, noon.

Southside Church of Christ, 2101 Hemphill St., Fort Worth, 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday through Aug. 16.

Snacks will be served at the Arlington sites — at 3:30 p.m. at the Rosemont apartments and at 5 p.m. at Rush Creek.

One in 4 Texas children is eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school, but the state’s participation in the summer food program is one of the lowest in the nation.

In Texas, only 1 in 11 children from low-income families had access to summer meals last year.

There are no income or registration requirements, and any child under 18 will be fed.

For information, contact Ginger Cleveland at ginger.cleveland@tafb.org.

To learn more about the summer food program, go to summerfood.org.

11 responses

  1. Senator_Blutarsky

    “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want
    merely because you think it would be good for him.” – Robert Heinlein

    “Listen to any prophet and if you hear him speak of sacrifice – run.. It stands to reason
    that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting sacrificial offerings.
    Where there’s service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice , speaks of slaves on masters. And intends to be the master.” Ayn Rand

    “The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.” –Thomas Jefferson

    The american sheeple public will continue to endorse theft and wealth transfer from the working class – they callously disregard their own children and grandchildren with a budren of crushing taxation.

  2. Whaaaaat? are you saying leave the benevolence to the private sector and churches? Because if you are, then I whole heartedly agree with you, who better to figure out who is in need than your neighbor. And who better to weed out those that are capable of work and those that are not.

    1. Senator_Blutarsky

      Stan…………when this country was great, and immigration restricted, churches, volunteers, asstd organizations exercised genuine benevolence and assistance.

      Many were designed to “teach a man to fish”, not just “give a man a fish”.

      Individuals were even motivated on their own to help someone in need that they knew. My granddad had a blackland farm that was self-sufficicient during the Depression, and with 7 kids. Strangers, homeless, hoboes etc were never turned away empty-handed and hungry. And the small country church at which he was an elder made efforts to help the less fortunate and struggling all over the area.

      That mentality went away with the “War on Poverty” taking the tradional role of genuine voluntary help. And not to the betterment of the underprivileged…

  3. westernparkerresident

    The financial sheet provided by the Tarrant County Food Bank indicates that almost 7 million dollars were from government grants. Their total revenue including that amount was over 41 million. The rest of it was private donations from corporations, and individuals or around 34 millions dollars not funded (or as your blog indicates – stolen) by tax dollars. $1 will provide 3 meals. That is efficiency, not wasteful.

    I spend over 5,000 dollars per year in property taxes, most of which educates total strangers, who according to state statistics struggle to pass the state mandated tests, shamefully in reading and writing. We fund sports and football to ‘enrich’ our students lives and provide ‘team spirit’, yet the majority of these kids are not very good at reading and science is a struggle for most. The dropout rate continues to rise in this country, yet we continue to escalate the amount of money we spend on education without improving anything. Is this efficient? Is it wasteful spending? Is this ‘stealing tax dollars’? Sure sounds like it to me.

    The way I look at it at least the food is doing some good. It is actually feeding hungry kids, who would otherwise starve. Personally I am not prepared to watch a hungry child starve. It would be much worse than depriving some scholar the opportunity to play football.

    1. Senator_Blutarsky

      I do not know any kids who are about to “starve”……..some may be under-nourished, and misfed,poorly fed, overfed, but no “starvation” – a word which conjurs up pictures of Biafran babes with swollen bellies and skeletal exposures

      I, for one, do not believe ONE PENNY of taxpayer money, grants included should go to such a project. Let chruches, lodges, volunteers, assorted dogooders do as they wish with personal funds. That would include fundraisers for overweight deputies or poor underpaid county judges needing extra knee surgeries etc.

      It – War on Poverty and such programs, started a slippery-slope-slide and brings us where we are today ( coupled with a 3rd world invasion totally enabled and supported by our ONE party government criminals ).

      If the dogooders really wanted to help, they would insist that these invaders go back home and take their own governement back from the narco-cartels which run so much of central and south America. They have so much nationalistic pride and worship of ” MEH-HI-CO ” etc, that they should pursue that goal.

      One “church” in particular has been a massive enabler of the immigration flood.

      Rick Perry has supported “sanctuary cities” and gone along with the internationalists in DC on wide open borders.

      …But it was impossible to save the Great Republic. She was rotten to the
      heart. Lust of conquest had long ago done its work. Trampling upon the
      helpless abroad had taught her, by a natural process, to endure with apathy
      the like at home; multitudes who had applauded the crushing of other people’s
      liberties, lived to suffer for their mistake in their own persons. The government
      was irrevocably in the hands of the prodigiously rich and their hangers-on; the
      suffrage was become a mere machine which they used as they chose. There
      was no principle but commercialism, no patriotism but of the pocket.
      – Mark Twain, 1835-1910

  4. Funny you should bring up education, the children of non productive citizens should eat and that way we can teach them that there is compassion among the hoard of capitalistic heathens that exist in our country today. but the education thing gets really sticky because if they are not also taught to fish they will wait on the bank for you to catch them and let them have one of yours. Now to soften the blow a little I do believe in feeding the children but I also believe in teaching them to have a work ethic. you teach them a work ethic and you only feed them til they are of age to work. No work ethic you teach them to be dependent forever. So if the parents are good at teaching them to wait and someone will bring it to you, what keeps them from encouraging taking advantage of educational opportunities. I asked that question right here in PC , and the answer is, WHY, I have more now than when I worked. DUH!

  5. Frank Williford

    I have a lot of sympathy for hungry children, but little sympathy for poorly run schools.
    What we are looking at here is another example of quasi-government subterfuge. If the schools can spend even more taxpayer money and create an impression of helping needy children then the general public will likely be more lienient when thinking about the really dismal education platform the schools are providing. This is another clear example of appearing to be “everything for everybody” yet failing miserably at the one endeavor the schools are specifically charged to do, provide a quality education. There are many other ways to get food to the needy without giving the schools an opt-out of quality education. Is it any wonder the administrative burden of schools is so high while educational results are so low?
    The Federal Government needs to get out of the public education business just like it needs to get out of the public housing business.

    1. Frank Williford and Senator Blutarsky are patriots who put forth arguments based on fact and intellect! Tragically, many Americans have become so saturated with creeping socialism over the last 50+ years, that many now believe it is the govment’s role to take care of the ‘needy’. When is it ever appropriate for government to involve itself in the private lives of its citizens?

  6. westernparkerresident

    “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

    Maybe this should be re-worded, or amended.

    1. Senator_Blutarsky

      Civic Belief #1: The Congress was given few specific powers. All else was left to the States and to the people under the 10th Amendment. Ample checks and balances protect the Republic from federal tyranny.

      Civic Belief #2: The Federal Government has become so powerful only because despotic officials have overstepped their strict, constitutional bounds.

      If #1 is true, then how did #2 happen?

      “The Constitution has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it”. Lysander Spooner, No Treason (1870)

      Think about that. By either the Constitution’s purposeful design or by its unintentional weakness, we suffer under a federal colossus which takes a third of our lives and regulates everything from alfalfa to xylophones. This is Freedom? So, why aren’t Americans free? Perhaps we weren’t really meant to be…..maybe we were suckered in to a federal “Connstitution” when the Articles of Confederation would have served individual liberty and dignity far better

      hmmm……………maybe the Federalists were perspicacious enough to see the “general welfare” and ” regulate commerce” clauses as open ends to tyranny and the Jeffersonians fell prey to the Federalists coup……..and also a SCOTUS which could overrule and circumvent the genuine intents and will of the people.

      SCOTUS is nothing buy lawyers wearing robes and appointed for political purposes, not for their scholarly interpretive abilities, especially as of the last 50 years or so.

      Just some food for thought…

  7. We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union.
    This to me means, A union of independent states
    establish justice
    between the states
    insure domestic tranquility
    among the states
    provide for the common defense
    That includes closing our borders and defense from invasion
    promote the general welfare
    not welfare programs
    secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity
    states rights

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