Feed them Healthy Project Update 2017

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Well…It hasn’t happened yet… There has been 2 years of nonstop set-backs.

But all that is water under the bridge.

We are now living in Monterey, Virginia which is in Highland County.  Great place.  Tremendous grass pastures and a very attractive farm that is at the headwaters of the Potomac and James (and Jackson) Rivers.

For the past year we have been operating the Trimble House Bed and Breakfast providing wholesome food and chemical free accommodations for our guests.  We have loved doing it, but now there has been a significant change of opportunity and direction.

My wife, Terri, recently learned she could renew and reactivate her nursing license here in Virginia without retaking the national board exams.  She was able to do that and now has secured a full-time and part-time job over the mountains in Staunton and Harrisonburg.  (There are four mountain ranges between Monterey and those towns where nursing jobs are located).

In the process of looking for a place to live over there, we stumbled into a perfectly adequate ranch property of 150 acres, that is located right next door to a meat processing plant. Perfect!

At the same time, we have learned that our property in Oklahoma (the one with the runway and hanger) may be acquired by the Army Base which is next door to that property… So depending how the appraisal of the property goes, we may be in a position to make a substantial down payment on this 150 acre farm…

So, in the meantime, we are planning to participate in tomorrow’s “Giving Tuesday” and all the funds we raise will go toward the Global ResQ “Feed them Healthy” project! The fundraising will be continuous now with all contributions either adding to the capital project (acquiring the farm) or to the acquisition of farm animals and infrastructure.

The numbers and pounds of beef we can contribute initially will be much smaller than shown and suggested elsewhere on this blog.  But we know the time has come for this kind of project “feeding them healthy.” We will start small and grow our capacity as quickly as possible.  We also know that our target recipients are much broader than we originally anticipated.  For example, we now understand that the right animal based foods and their wonderful fats and minerals are absolutely needed for autistic kids, for adults on multiple prescribed medications and in nursing homes, for school age children with chronic diseases, and for anyone with cancer.

All of these will be examples of the populations we will target.  Our objective is to create easy to store packages of meats, eggs, and vegetables and distribute them on a nonprofit basis to any who need such nutrient dense food — in exchange for a report on their health progress. As explained above, we will start small, but we believe the demand for foods needed to create terrific health will be nearly explosive.

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Grass Fed Beef for your Spring Barbeque

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Here is a wonderful deal for philanthropists and investors: You donate to Global ResQ and we will send you free of shipping charges, 50% of your donation in grass-fed beef for your spring (and end of winter) barbeque celebration for your family or company.

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Again, we will return 50% of your donation in grass-fed beef.

We are making this easy.  The donation amounts for this campaign are $1600, $3000 and $5600.  The $1600 donation amount gives you an charitable deduction and a 1/4 grass-fed beef carcass cut into steaks, roasts and hamburger and shipped free of charge to your doorstep from LaCense.com.

The larger amounts are for 1/2 and full grass-fed beef carcasses. How much beef do you get with this offer?  Here is a brief table.

FULL HALF QUARTER
Number of Cuts 21 20 15
Number of Pounds (approx.) 249.25 128.75 66.25
Your Price $2,789 $1,499 $799

Of course, the more you donate, the more grass-fed beef you will receive.

Why are we running this campaign? We want to create relationships with you.  As we grow True Nature Ranches and the Feed them Healthy! project, we will also wish to connect you with the recipients of your donations.  They get what you get.  Everyone is healthier.  Thank you for participating!!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Would you feed your family on 12.5 cents per meal?

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Pennies per meal

How about 14 cents or even 20 cents?

How do they do it?  Who?  The food banks of America. 

Those numbers are what is implied by the ratio of donations-to-meals-provided that food banks advertise.  Give us a donation of $1 they say and we will feed, respectively, 8, 7 or 5 hungry people.  The first is from Feeding America, the leading food bank organization in the United States, the second from a statewide regional food bank in the Feeding America network, and the third from Arvest Bank in their feeding 1 million hungry people program each year. (Note: Arvest Bank is owned by Walmart).

This is both great news and terrible news.

These are great numbers for attracting donations and showing how far charitable donations go toward “helping” those in need.  And when families cannot afford to purchase food, or lose their SNAPS (formerly called food stamps) allocations from the government, these gifts of food do satisfy the chronic nagging hunger.

But would you spend so little to feed your family?  Could you?

There are two massive problems with this picture.  Both are terrible.

The first problem with the food bank system as it exists today is the kinds of foods that are supplied to the hungry.  Sure, with $100,000 in United Way donations, a local food bank can supply 500,000-800,000 meals each year. But what kind of food is it and what long-term problems do these donated meals create?

A survey of local food banks, which are largely supplied by a regional food bank, shows that most of the food provided consists of canned food products and processed foods, often cereal and other grain-based products which are processed with various vegetable oils.  These foods are often left over and extra food products with expiring dates that have been donated by the large chains and agri-businesses.  What isn’t on the shelves are organic foods, fresh vegetables, butter, healthy meats and free range eggs.

In a word, food bank recipients receive the low end of the Standard American Diet food products.  And such products are well known to contribute to the epidemic of obesity, diabetes and multiple other chronic diseases.  Worse yet, many of these products are well known to contribute to, or directly cause, multiple forms of mental disease and violent behaviors.

So, in essence, the food bank system provides exactly the wrong kinds of foods for people who are often under intense financial and emotional stress.  That kind of empty nutrition on top of extreme stress is a recipe for continuing the vicious cycle of poverty and illness.

In America, we should be able to do better than that!  I know we can but there is another major problem: socialism, government borrowing, taxes and over regulation that have led to financial decline in America.

I will mention just one indicator: SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called the Food Stamp program that costs taxpayers $78 billion each year.  Started in 1969, for most of its existence, this program has provided benefits to about 10% of the population with some minor cycles.  But with the Obama administration, the program began to increase rapidly from 9% in 2008 (the year of his election) to 11% in 2009 until in 2012 it had grown by 65% to cover 15% of the population.  During the same period, the cost of the program more than doubled (108.4%) from $37.6 billion to over $78.4 billion.

At the same time, the average benefit per person has increased from $102 per month to $133 per month.  So a family of 4 would be entitled to $532 worth of SNAP benefits.  And among the types of products that qualify for SNAP purchases are soft drinks, candy, cookies, cakes.  So a family on SNAP can purchase hundreds of dollars worth of products loaded with sugars, chemicals and carbohydrates laced with processed oils.  And they can receive free, the same type of foods from the food banks.   All of this, of course, contributes to obesity, as well as to chronic and mental illnesses.

Meanwhile, for those who are willing and able to pay their own way, real unemployment numbers are way up, largely due to the massive government borrowing, the noxious regulatory growth and the increased taxes.  And with ObamaCare, the situation will only get much worse.  Consequently, the ability of good-hearted Americans to donate and help those in need has will continue to decrease substantially.  And the dependency of those in poverty on socialism programs will only deepen.  At the same time, the addictions to foods they are permitted to buy and are given free of charge is slowed only by the creeping obesity and resulting chronic medical conditions.

In a word, taxing people more to provide richer socialism benefits is akin to eating more sugar-laced products to curb hunger.  Both are leading to very negative consequences of illness, diabetes, obesity, dependency on government handouts, economic collapse affecting all Americans, and multi-generational habits of poverty.   This is a true disaster in the making.

There is a better way.  Feed them healthy!  And provide the means for all recipients to upgrade their nutrition understanding, cooking skills, and intellectual capabilities.  It will help make poor people smarter, more emotionally balanced, healthier, and more energetic.  In a word, better able to hold a job and start real progress.

That is the long-term mission of Global ResQ.

Check out the Feed them Healthy! Brochure

If you have landed here through a Facebook ad, please take a minute and look through the Feed them Healthy! Brochure.  There is lots of information there about our objectives, our production strategy, financial strategy and the process of getting this done.

We welcome your interest and your comments.  The is a big project.  Once it receives start up funding, we will have much for everyone to pitch in to make the Feed them Healthy! program a success.