Letters to the Editor

Donation dates

February 11, 2010


To the editor:

I’m writing this in concern of the donations to the food pantries. I have observed many people I know who have been on the receiving end of the food, most of which had to be thrown away because of being expired. I think people need to be aware of the seriousness of this because these people had to go without food due to the fact that you may only go once a month to the pantries or every three months.

Some people I know work, but their bills take up all their money. These are families; their children need to eat. So I want the public to be aware of what they donate. The whole box of food that was received, all of it was expired. Why in the world would another family want to eat what you really wanted to throw away in the trash.

By the way, the food pantries need to read all the expiration dates as well. So, Lawrence and surrounding areas, be aware of this concern before you leave the pantry or even go to the pantry. Read the expiration dates!

Audrey Williams,



KayCee 8 years, 3 months ago

First of all it is a sell by date, or recommended time. Open the pakage or can, you can tell if it is spoiled or stale. Audrey and her friends need to be educated on the REAL reason for the date. Just for the record, I've eaten many products that were past there dates.

angeleyes 8 years, 3 months ago

excuse me but I seen dates clear back till 1975 on food and 1985 and 1995 people will donate or sale at auctions old food from relatives that pass on or something. I dont know but yes my self I have seen it and Yes some of food would be green. moldy, stinky. that is not to say the article that audrey or friends ungrateful. of food at all it is saying the facts. I myself if i was to go get food that was expired. and needed food that bad to go to pantries would be upset. now Maybe you eat old food who cares some care if they poisen thier children with food. Audrey , Im sure knows the expiration dates. now you need a grip of reality he or she what ever you are.grow up be real.

heybluekc 8 years, 3 months ago

Angeleyes please proofread or slow down. It was really tough to read your post. With grammatical errors so many it makes me wonder about all your information being correct. I make some typo's to but I is always I and not i. I

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