This is just heartbreaking….

Hundreds of poor people waiting outside of a closed grocery store for the possibility of getting the remaining food is not the picture of the “American Dream.” Yet on March 23, outside the Laney Walker Supermarket in Augusta, Ga., that is exactly what happened.

Residents filled the parking lot with bags and baskets hoping to get some of the baby food, canned goods, noodles and other non-perishables. But a local church never came to pick up the food, as the storeowner prior to the eviction said they had arranged. By the time the people showed up for the food, what was left inside the premises—as with any eviction—came into the ownership of the property holder, SunTrust Bank.

The bank ordered the food to be loaded into dumpsters and hauled to a landfill instead of distributed. The people that gathered had to be restrained by police as they saw perfectly good food destroyed. Local Sheriff Richard Roundtree told the news “a potential for a riot was extremely high.”…………………..

This makes me so angry I needed to share. If I had belonged to this bank I would no longer be a customer that’s for sure, Sun Trust Bank, what a disgrace. For full article:

13 thoughts on “This is just heartbreaking….

  1. It’s so hard to understand that anyone could see destroying food instead of giving it away as a good move; it’s not as though the bank would profit in either case. I think they forget that giving the food away would have brought them a return they can’t buy with money; respect, gratitude, loyalty, esteem from the community in which they operate. Incredible post! I ‘liked’ it not for its content, but for your taking the time to publicise this. ~ Linne


  2. Do we really expect any less from banks people? They are the centre of the worship of money and how absolutely corrupt it can make you. They couldn’t care less about the food, it’s all about the money. No doubt they will sell that building off or more incideously, they will sell it to debt collectors who will chase the previous owner when homeless people move in and trash the place. Sometimes I think my catch cry “Come the revolution!” can’t actually come soon enough…is there a communist party represented in our Aussie coming elections? Sigh…


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