Feeding America over the past year has engaged in a rather large marketing campaign with some pretty big named stars. Ben Afleck and Taye Diggs are just a few of the actors involved. Here are a couple highlights of the ad campaign
Now don’t misunderstand me. I am a huge supporter of food banks and I frequently donate to canned food drives when opportunities present themselves. However something rubs me wrong about this ad campaign by Feeding America. Feeding America began as a religious organization named St. Mary’s Food Bank out of Arizona, but after accepting federal money the name changed for some reason.
For some reason President Obama is featured frequently in this ad campaign a search for Feeding America in Youtube brings up Mr. Obama several times giving the organization an oddly political message. Then I found this interesting article which seems to describe a fundraiser as some sort of reaction to a GOP candidate.
Now that’s all well and good the left is welcome to do their charity work and they can take pride in it that’s not my complaint. My complaint is why are they spending so much money on this ad campaign, and further more there is this…
My wife lives in Cebu Philippines. This is an ad that showed up on her Yahoo messenger last night while she was connected through a Philippine server with a Philippine IP address. As we all know ads are expensive and internet ads are selectively targeted in order to reach your target audience with the fewest amount of dollars spent. So why is Feeding America advertising for Philippine citizens to donate to the cause? My wife’s city Cebu is currently experiencing a water shortage and water is being rationed to her neighborhood. Down the street children beg for money, and by the docks the people live in extreme poverty to the point that would make our American homeless blush. Yet an American charity is attempting to solicit funds from these people. All with apparently the backing of the current administration and some big names in Hollywood. I’m not going to make any wild assumptions here about some sort of conspiracy, but I think the matter warrants a little investigation wouldn’t you say? Either funds from Feeding America are being wildly mismanaged or something else is a foot here. I’d love to get your opinion please leave a comment and let me know what you think about this situation.