DON’T HATE ON THE FARMERS! Small Farmers are our FRIENDS! Most of them are good, hard working, caring folks. Unlike Large Corporate Farms who are only concerned with profits. Small Farmers are the backbone of our nation and they are suffering just like you. Only worse. Their farms have been flooded, burned out, attacked by wild animals, buried in snow, and numerous other disasters. They are going broke and we need to help them.
This Coronavirus will be the end of our world as we knew it. There is no way to recover from the financial disaster it is compounding. It has not caused this financial disaster…that was already a reality. The virus is just a cover up… that is making the financial crisis very real for everyone who has been hiding their head in the sand.
We MUST do something! First issue on our plate is to get the food that our precious farmers have produced, into the hands of people who are already going hungry and the ones who soon will be if we don’t do something!
Please HELP! Do what you can to help connect your local farmers with food banks that can get the food to those who need it! DON’T COUNT ON THE GOVERNMENT or FEMA or THE RED CROSS or any HUGE CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION to look after you. WE are the BODY of CHRIST. WE are the people, WE are the ones who MUST get this job done. PEOPLE helping PEOPLE!
Find out what you can do. Make phone calls. Help get the way cleared for Farmers to be able to get something for their crops and food banks to have food on hand for hungry people. Just because you are locked down at home does not mean you can’t do something. Your efforts will help others but could also save your life.
Apr 27, 2020
Tossed crops, dumped milk:Coronavirus disrupts US food supply
Several meat production plants have shut down recently because of COVID-19 outbreaks among workers. In South Dakota, more than 200 workers at a pork plant got sick.
On the other end, some grocery stores closed because of outbreaks. Trader Joe’s in South Pasadena is closed after a worker there tested positive. It plans to reopen on Wednesday after a deep clean.
Elsewhere, farmers are tossing tons of eggs, dumping thousands of gallons of milk into manure pits, and plowing under fresh vegetables.
Farmers are dumping millions of gallons of milk. Burying thousands of onions. Plowing vegetables back into the soil.
The pandemic has created staggering amounts of food waste, even as people struggle financially. It’s tragic and dystopian. w/ @mcorkery5: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/business/coronavirus-destroying-food.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage …
Dumped Milk, Smashed Eggs, Plowed Vegetables: Food Waste of the Pandemic
With restaurants, hotels and schools closed, many of the nation’s largest farms are destroying millions of pounds of fresh goods that they can no longer sell.