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SICM’s free lunch program begins in Schenectady

On Monday, the Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM) kicked off its free summer lunch program in the city.  Here, volunteers Harvey and Mary Alexander ask kids which kind of sandwich they prefer.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
On Monday, the Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM) kicked off its free summer lunch program in the city.  Here, volunteers Harvey and Mary Alexander ask kids which kind of sandwich they prefer.
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Children attending the Schenectady Inner City Ministry’s free lunch program at Zoller Elementary School on Monday had two choices to make: either crustless peanut butter sandwiches or tuna fish and crackers, and either chocolate or plain milk. SICM volunteers had also packed carrots, Oreos, applesauce and orange juice into the brown bag lunches. SICM’s free lunch program began on Monday at 16 of 23 locations and at both of two “mobile lunch sites.” All locations ...


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pnotto
July 1, 2014
4:22 a.m.

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This is a do-gooders dream come true through another big government Leftist program. I would like to commend Mr. Grigsby and company on teaching these kids how to become wards of the state. By not teaching these children the self-sufficient skills they need to know on how to survive in a hardball world, Mr. Grigsby and his minions are demonstrating to these kids and to their families to not be responsible for themselves which is an obvious skill that is absent from today's curriculum of life on how to fend for yourself. Thanks to the American Left for creating situations where people have to rely on government to survive. I would like to know where the parents are and why they aren't teaching their own kids to become self-sufficient just like millions of parents have taught their kids down throughout the years. I would also like to commend Mr. Grigsby and company on teaching these children to become victims of society while at the same time crippling them for life to having to rely on others through government programs instead of being able to rely on themselves as I eluded to earlier. Mr. Grigsby likes to quote the bible from time to time that we are our brothers keeper. That maybe true in the old testament, but for Mr. Grigsby, Jesus taught first the apostles who have taught others that if you are not self-sufficient for yourself no one will be because you create slothful groups of people such as we have today. BTW, Mr. Grigsby touts the bible only so he can push a Left leaning agenda. Since the Great Society began in the middle 1960's, we have spent trillions upon trillions of dollars to end poverty but instead the American Left has made it worse by placing more people on the welfare rolls having to rely on their big government programs to survive. I would also like to know where the 47 percent of our tax base goes to in giving it to the down trodden among us because the problem is only getting worse and American Leftists like Mr. Grigsby are seeing that it happens. Lastly, Mr. Grisgby and company are racist bigots for the food they are feeding these youngsters because the sugary beverages and greasy food is going to some day kill these children when they become adults which will cause major drains on an overburdened healthcare system because of the various diseases these individuals will contract.

ChuckD
July 1, 2014
6:24 p.m.

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Breathtaking, pnotto. You need to run for office.

pnotto
July 2, 2014
6:20 p.m.

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It speaks the truth something you don't know the meaning of Chuckles...

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