Here's Why You Should STOP Giving Money To Kansas City Panhandlers!!!

Quick explanation: 

Most homeless panhandlers are just going to use the money they receive for drugs. 

Long ago TKC didn't mind giving away spare change with the romantic & karmic notion that it would go toward booze: It didn't bother me to (mistakenly) think that I was buying some poor scamp a drink every now and then. But no . . . It's all for drugs.

Of course, everyone is entitled to do whatever they want with their cash . . . But we offer this post to those of us who might feel guilty about refusing the desperate cries of people asking for money in the cold.

It turns out, thanks to the efforts of tireless volunteers and a lot of generous people . . . 


That doesn't mean things are going to be easy and there are lot of people who will struggle to feed youngsters healthy meals and keep their cupboards full.

Here's a more insightful look at the situation along with important resources . . .

Karen Siebert, the public policy and advocacy adviser for Harvesters Community Food Network, said the food bank pays close attention to the spread and availability of pantries in its network.

At one point, Harvesters placed a moratorium on new pantries in a certain area as it already had a lot, while other areas were lacking access.

“What we’re doing is we’re taking food from where there’s access to where there’s need, and there are just so many pieces to that system to make that work that we have to navigate … to get the food that’s available to the people who need it,” Siebert said.

And so . . .

If you feel like throwing a few bucks at a problem. Harvesters or any local food pantry would be a much better option than funding the crack or opioid habit of most people asking for cash on the street . . . And maybe hoping they buy a few snack cakes at a bodega in order to sustain themselves and hopefully clean up.

Read more via news link . . .

curiousKC Resource Guide | Finding Food in Kansas City and How to Get Involved

In 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that 6.7% of all Americans used a food pantry at some point to help fill the gaps when feeding their households. Food pantries and kitchens are vital to those who don't qualify for federal food assistance programs, can't stretch their benefits through the month, or just need a little help here and there.