This is the soup kitchen where Paul Ryan showed up late for his photo op. So to make sure his time wasn’t wasted, he was photographed washing clean pans. It would have been a stupid scheduling mess, in other times. Why not be videotaped talking to the manager about the work they did there, or give them a donation?
So - just as would have happened no matter which politician made this boo-boo, some people made fun of Representative Ryan.
The response to this has been people (apparently GOP, from their accompanying comments) withdrawing their support of the soup kitchen for “embarrassing” Ryan. And calling and making vicious comments to the hardworking volunteers who feed the hungry every day.
This group feared allowing a photo op with ANY politician, knowing they could get caught in a crossfire.
Which has happened. ??? (Substitute your favorite expletive.)
So — if you would like to help this soup kitchen continue to feed its flock, making up for the people who apparently feel that depriving the hungry is a good response to a botched photo op, here’s the Facebook page. Someone set it up for them, to help them try and make up the difference.
Liking the page probably won’t clog your timeline, because this group is too busy feeding the poor to post a lot of stuff to Facebook.
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Donations can be sent to: St. Vincent de Paul Society Mahoning County P.O. Box 224 Youngstown, Ohio 44501. Our PayPal account is attached to email@example.com.