Hungry Kids in California
June 23 (Bloomberg) -- Turning dozens of hungry children away from a free meals program wasn't how Vince Harper wanted to start the summer.
Harper oversees a program in Santa Rosa, California, that provides food to kids during schools' summer recess. More than 90 lined up at a community center on June 9, the first day of the service. Only 50 meals were available.
``It's a terrible feeling,'' said Harper, 41, director of youth and neighborhood services for the Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County. ``You have to tell them to come back tomorrow, and hopefully they will.''
As California schools let out this month, food banks in the state face record demand for free meals from families pressed by food price inflation and economic hardship.
Now those Bloomberg folks are getting a little over the top. Don't they realize this is America. Nobody goes hungry in America....especially Sonoma County where Standard Pacific just liquidated its entire remaining inventory in a community in one day at over 40% off.
And some of you think Alstry is extreme?
What kind of business reporting is Bloomberg writing? Do they think if people can't eat, they will have a tough time functioning economically? How far will this go?