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Old 05-19-2019, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Washington
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I'm sure your concern is sincere, but you haven't established much besides the fact that you really don't like this person and think they're a poor choice to be involved with this charity network. Since this kind of effort does involve a certain degree of official application, approval, oversight and cooperation from city and state authorities, you are either overstating the person's 'evilness' or understating how he's bamboozled everyone except you.

No way to know which from subjective posts.
that's fine
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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that's fine
Was just an observation. It does mean, IMHO, that you need to choose a path: either you're right, and should find a way to talk to responsible authorities to make sure they haven't been scammed or faked into approving this guy...

...or you need to not let your prejudices, appropriate or not, color your view of the situation.

I lived in a small town for a while and there were a few people heading committees and public groups that I didn't think should be running a family picnic, but there was enough mutual oversight that they never did any harm.
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Old 05-19-2019, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Washington
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Was just an observation. It does mean, IMHO, that you need to choose a path: either you're right, and should find a way to talk to responsible authorities to make sure they haven't been scammed or faked into approving this guy...

...or you need to not let your prejudices, appropriate or not, color your view of the situation.

I lived in a small town for a while and there were a few people heading committees and public groups that I didn't think should be running a family picnic, but there was enough mutual oversight that they never did any harm.
IN a town of 10 poor people, total population of 60, who receives food bank services already in abundance (last stop means keeping ALL the food) what would be a reason someone would start a food bank for this tiny town?
The only reason I see is they are soliciting cash and/or donations. Not something he would do but as stated, his only friend in the town is plenty smart enough.
Just spoke with our neighbors (though we haven't built yet) who receive food bank services and are the heads of accepting the food, doling it out, etc They are the organizers for this town.

She knows nothing of any other food bank and started laughing when I asked about it.

Sorry but this is shady, period.

I also don't find it my obligation to get involved, anymore, to be honest.

Whatever they are doing.... they can do.
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Old 05-19-2019, 03:14 PM
 
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You shouldn't post stuff from other web sites that you can't answer to. It's poorly written and full of suspicions without anything to back it up. It already sounds as if you spoke to someone who thinks you don't know what you're talking about. Other charities in the same line of work would know best.
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Washington
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You shouldn't post stuff from other web sites that you can't answer to. It's poorly written and full of suspicions without anything to back it up. It already sounds as if you spoke to someone who thinks you don't know what you're talking about. Other charities in the same line of work would know best.
1. I didn't post anything from any other website(s)
2. I have no reason to answer to something that wasn't posted in the first place
3. Suspicions are justified
4. That someone is a friend, hence why she laughed. She knows I know the answer and she knows something is up.
5. The only OTHER charity in that line of work, our County Food Bank, has been mentioned already. They come up and drop off massive amounts of food already so there is no need for a second food bank.
6. Please do not post further to hyjack the thread with expectations your multiple errors will be corrected by me.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I suggest that no solution or resolution will be found by asking on an online forum. If you don't know of a local authority who would be interested in your assertions, there is likely no one at all who can affect this situation.
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Washington
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I suggest that no solution or resolution will be found by asking on an online forum. If you don't know of a local authority who would be interested in your assertions, there is likely no one at all who can affect this situation.
As stated already, I've chose to do nothing. And resolution was found just fine with your suggestion to contact the Attorney Generals office if I choose, out of curiousity, to do such. No one creates a non-profit organization aka a food bank for a town which has only 10 food bank participants unless there are other motivations
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:17 AM
 
Location: NJ
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i dont trust the OP's motivations here.
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:20 PM
 
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1. I didn't post anything from any other website(s)
2. I have no reason to answer to something that wasn't posted in the first place
3. Suspicions are justified
4. That someone is a friend, hence why she laughed. She knows I know the answer and she knows something is up.
5. The only OTHER charity in that line of work, our County Food Bank, has been mentioned already. They come up and drop off massive amounts of food already so there is no need for a second food bank.
6. Please do not post further to hyjack the thread with expectations your multiple errors will be corrected by me.
You claimed you posted from at least two other web sites.
They are full of suspicions.
There are a lot of food pantries around in the same jurisdictions, often serving a wider area than the immediate town.
They may not even be a charity or a food pantry as you claim.
That is why your "friend" may be humoring you because you've let your suspicions run wild.
Activity consistent with a food pantry should be observable.
There should be flyers and other notices announcing their presence.
They would be active with restaurants and grocers soliciting donations if they ran a pantry.
I used to bike across from a food pantry and people would line up on Saturday mornings first-come-first-serve.
The possibility also exists that a charity has failed and closed.
I highly doubt that the other "legitimate" food bank is run for only 10 recipients. It may be a co-op with limited participation.
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Full time in the RV
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Let me get this straight..

The ex con started a food bank on paper in which he listed the address of the only actual food bank run by the county. The ex con does not appear to be involved with the food bank operations.

Unless the food is stolen or there is money involved I don't see the scam.

My guess is the ex con is on parole or probation or something and has to show some kind of community service. If he is not actually participating that may be the scam.
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