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September 10, 2016

‘Mortified’: Inside a $10 million scheme to steal federal funds intended to feed hungry children

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 13:24

This sickens me. Forgive me that I couldn’t finish the article , which was well written and should be read. I have gone hungry. Often the only meal I got was the lunch at school. To have money provided for people to feed children who wouldn’t get food is a grand thing. To have people lie about feeding hundreds of children just to pocket the money is horrible. Think of all the kids who went hungry. That one place billed for feeding 300 hundred children, when the truth is they fed none. To me that is three hundred children who might have gone hungry. I thank you Robert for posting this. I hope they use harsh enough punishment to make others not scam like this. I hope they keep funding the program after they weed these violators out. Hungry children are children who have trouble in school. Hungry children are more likely to be abused children. Hungry children are… the list goes on. For me this is personal. I was never under a program for food, however I suspect I was often given food that was not paid for in grade school. In high school I was friends with the “lunch ladies” who gave me food even when I was unable to pay for it. I was hospitalized after collapsing from malnutrition. These are good programs. We need to make sure every child has enough food and an equal chance in school. Hugs

The Secular Jurist

The money was supposed to go toward feeding the most vulnerable children in Arkansas: Kids in low-income areas who relied on after-school programs for dinner or visited community centers during the summer because they might not get to eat otherwise.

Instead, authorities say a small group deliberately defrauded the system and pocketed at least $10 million in federal funds intended to feed at-risk youths in a place with one of the highest rates of child hunger in the United States.

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  1. I can’t like this, I am so horrified by what you went through. I am so sorry, Scottie. You are a wonderful person and I am SO GLAD that they didn’t kill you, or your glowing spirit, so I got to meet you (at the very least!). Hugs to YOU, my friend.
    Ps – my dad lives in Arkansas. Wow.

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    Comment by heretherebespiders — September 10, 2016 @ 15:06

    • I understand and thank you for the complement. I Always feel I am the lucky one, I survived and went on to have a wonderful life with my husband. I have my problems and issues, but so do we all. The thing now is to focus on the ones stuck in it now. They maybe kids, they maybe adults, they are all suffering. You mention my spirit. I have been very close to losing it several times, I have been near to my mind shutting down. But a long time ago when I first escaped I made a promise to myself…I would be the person I wanted to be, not the one they tried to make me. I needed to grow over the years. I admit I was a child well past years of adulthood. A young boy in a man’s body. But I grew and I found out about life and mostly I found love. I value the friendships I have with you and the others online. May what I really am inside continue to grow and always keep trying to help. Thanks again and many hugs.

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      Comment by Scottie — September 10, 2016 @ 15:25

  2. Hi Scottie;
    You are so right. This is maddening. What’s worse is that asshole politicians will use this as an example of why it’s not the government’s job to help feed those who are hungry, that people will just steal the money, that it will go to those who don’t really need it, blah blah blah, meanwhile kids are hungry/starving.

    hugs;
    randy

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    Comment by randy — September 10, 2016 @ 16:34

    • Yes your so right and then they will try to funnel the money to a religious order. It makes me ill thinking of it. Good thinking brother. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — September 10, 2016 @ 16:42


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