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Suggesting a Public/Corporate Partnership To Feed The Hungry

Updated on April 21, 2012

Putting our money where their mouths are.

Trying to make a diffeence.
Trying to make a diffeence. | Source

You have seen them in the street, in the papers, and on the media.

You have donated to your church or other charities to make a difference for the truly needy.

Here is a new idea for a public/corporate partnership to further tackle the problem faced by the nation's hungry here, as well as the hungry elsewhere:

"Dear McDonalds(R):

I suggest you create a Non-Refundable coupon, that people who want to give to someone claiming to be in need of food can purchase and give such persons.

McDonalds(R) thereby demonstrates compassion for the needy, allows the donors to do so as well, and ends up with a low net cost, besides possibly increasing foot traffic/purchases by customers coming to purchase a few of the Non-Refundable coupons.

While possible restrictions as to the number of such coupons which can be purchased at one time might need to be considered, McDonalds(R) by sponsoring such a program allows the donors to know that their expenditure will actually be used for the claimed "need food" purpose (not liquor, dope, or a scam) and McDonalds(R) can add that "any profits on these specific Non-Refundable coupons will be donated to charity."

This proposes a public/corporate partnership project that would make McDonalds(R) original founder and all McDonalds(R) staff, past and present, proud.

Sincerely, A McDonalds(R) Customer"

© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


The merit of the idea:

Would you purchase such a Non-Refundable food coupon to give to someone?

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Robert Erich: In my original suggestion email, I had suggested discounted, Non-Refundable coupons, and there was no need for that, and many reasons against it. The emotional healing and support resurrects my concept I call "I Can Help Two". The concept says that I will help one person who can never succeed in fully helping themself, and another person, who with a little temporary help now, will be able eventually to help themself and go on, hopefully, to duplicate the help they receive by emulating the spirit of "I Can Help Two". Thanks for your kind regard for my Hu(n)b(le) efforts.

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      Robert Erich 5 years ago from California

      I think it is a great idea! However, I agree with teapartycrasher, I think healthier items would be better. From work I've done in several urban areas, I know that most people don't have trouble buying fries, they have trouble getting the actual nutrients they need. My other thought is that, if these coupons were given out, what would prevent them from being sold or traded for money/dope/etc? In theory it is good, but I believe the best way to make a difference is to invest your personal time into an individual in need. Sometimes social/emotional starvation is harder to cope with than hunger.

      Great hubs by the way! There are few hubbers who consistantly write things that I enjoy reading - you are one of them!

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      always exploring: I sent the email as a suggestion before I turned it into a Hub. By all means, let's start a trend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I think this is a wonderful idea, send the letter, you may start a trend..I know i would participate...

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      A breakfast and juice after a long night of being hungry would go over big with just about anyone.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      TeaPartyCrasher: The key to that story was the idea of the "Super Size" making people obese. Give a truly hungry person a good salad, a filling sandwich, or a refreshing drink, and you won't be making them obese. I'll agree with you wholeheartedly, just take time to make a similar suggestion to Whole Foods Market and sign them up, too. Why not, it's a good idea.

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      TeaPartyCrasher 5 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      I'd rather see coupons for things that are healthy than the preprocessed slime that McDonalds serves. Ever see "Supersize Me"

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      TeaPartyCrasher: Why not "instead of" in addition to? We can feed the hungry in this country, but none of us want to see it go to booze, drugs, and a scammer's pockets.

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      TeaPartyCrasher 5 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      Instead of McDonalds, why not a place like Whole Foods?