Boxes of food aid sold on the social networks
Friday, 2 march 2018, 16:18
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Aid agencies in food assistance Sherbrooke are stunned after finding that beneficiaries re-sell them on the internet of the food that was given.
It would not be an isolated case and a number of agencies from Sherbrooke to denounce the situation.
Citizens have also noticed that the donation boxes were sold on the social networks.
A box containing cereal, oatmeal, potato chips, mayonnaise is sold for$ 25 by people who have obtained free of charge.
The sum does not exceed the actual value of the food, but the practice is, however, raising an eyebrow.
For community-based organizations, we are sorry to see that the donations, received at the pick-ups of the Holidays, but also Easter, are sold.
“People give, and then you get a basket, you “revires” edge, and you resell it… If you need money, there are organizations that can give you a hand. There is a package of resources. Sell it on social media… Not strong,” laments Denis Fortier, the Fondation Rock-Guertin.
Thousands of families in need who have recourse to it each year to the Fondation Rock Guertin.
For baskets of hope, each request for assistance is evaluated by a team of seven people.
In other time, the alliance between the Foundation and the CLSC of the region allows to avoid that too many people use the generosity of people.