Results for - Calling all Sandwich Police!

1,841 voters participated in this survey
Seeing the picture of this police car this morning, came at the perfect time. Once a week, I go over the hill for tacos at a friend's restaurant. I often see a gentleman while waiting for the bus. He knows I'm in school and proceeded to tell me about the food for the homeless. He has some serious health issues and finds that the food handed out at the local pantries as well as served at the community lunches are sometimes not fit for anyone, or not for someone with health issues. I am in the process, on this man's behalf, of writing a letter to see if I can't stir up the pot a little and change the food that is available for the homeless. Here is a list of what you might get at a pantry for a brown bag lunch, choose what you think is healthy, in terms of you eating and serving your family:

1. Seeing the picture of this police car this morning, came at the perfect time. Once a week, I go over the hill for tacos at a friend's restaurant. I often see a gentleman while waiting for the bus. He knows I'm in school and proceeded to tell me about the food for the homeless. He has some serious health issues and finds that the food handed out at the local pantries as well as served at the community lunches are sometimes not fit for anyone, or not for someone with health issues. I am in the process, on this man's behalf, of writing a letter to see if I can't stir up the pot a little and change the food that is available for the homeless. Here is a list of what you might get at a pantry for a brown bag lunch, choose what you think is healthy, in terms of you eating and serving your family:

White bread sandwiches
18%
324 votes
Sandwiches with cheese and ham
32%
590 votes
Tiny juice boxes, or the foil pouches of juicy drinks
21%
386 votes
Fruit
60%
1,099 votes
Avocados
43%
800 votes
Cookies
11%
197 votes
Candy
6%
103 votes
Donuts
7%
130 votes
Pizza
18%
333 votes
Breadsticks
12%
217 votes
Salad donations from Trader Joes
42%
768 votes
Celery and carrots with peanut butter
52%
960 votes
All of the above
9%
170 votes
Not sure
8%
149 votes
None of the above
9%
159 votes

2. This man also told me that he went to a community lunch and everything was so salty that he could not eat. He asked if there was something in the kitchen that was not salty (He had a stroke and has high blood pressure, and is on a salt restricted diet). The woman replied that he should just eat what is given to him and feel lucky that he gets anything at all, this is after he explained his medical condition. What do you think abou this?

The lady is right, the homeless should not be choosy regardless of their health status
12%
228 votes
Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you should not have access to healthy food
60%
1,102 votes
Not sure
15%
282 votes
N/A
12%
229 votes

3. So, being homeless is hard enough, but it also speeds up as well as brings on the chronic conditions. Not eating right complicates the situation. Have you ever bought something "unhealthy" for a homeless person?

Yes
13%
245 votes
No
87%
1,596 votes

4. If the temperature was severely cold, would you buy bottled water for a homeless person?

Yes
42%
777 votes
No
23%
427 votes
Undecided
35%
637 votes

5. Would you wake up a homeless person, after 10pm even into the middle hours of the night to ask if they needed food?

Yes
18%
336 votes
No
51%
938 votes
Undecided
31%
567 votes

6. Food and other items: Please check off what is true for you:

I have left my extra food, from a restaurant for a homeless person to eat (and the food has touched my hands)
8%
149 votes
I would not eat food that a stranger's hands have touched
21%
387 votes
I have left food for a homeless person, that they might not eat for hours and hours and hours, so basically it's food that's going to be left out unrefrigerated
4%
82 votes
I would never eat food that has been sitting out for hours on end due to the foodborne illness
29%
539 votes
I have given items to a homeless person, not thinking about them having to carry it, or not being able to
6%
110 votes
I have walking problems, back issues that prevent me from lifting or carrying heavy items for long periods of time or distances
15%
279 votes
I watch what I eat (sugar, salt, etc)
27%
489 votes
When I purchase something for a homeless person, I just grab what is easiest or the cheapest
3%
64 votes
N/A
40%
744 votes

7. Do you think that you are any different than a homeless person (please refrain from mental, alcohol, drug, incarcerated status considerations)

I am different than a homeless person
13%
234 votes
The only thing different between a homeless person and myself is that I have a roof over my head
52%
950 votes
Not sure
15%
271 votes
N/A
21%
386 votes

8. I have mentioned before that I am applying to a doctorate program. I am making my decision based on a contribution that I can make to an area that needs it. I will list my choices, check off what you think is most worthy:

The homeless having access to healthy food
72%
1,326 votes
Leaf blowers being mandated to wear masks
8%
139 votes
Pedestrian and motor vehicle collision study
20%
376 votes
01/01/2016 Living 1841 44 By: ptajuggalette

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