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Rationing
December 17, 2017 @ 7:50 AM by: Richard Steinecke

What do you do when you have 40 cartons of milk to distribute to 100 families? How about 16 dozen eggs? (You can cut the egg cartons in half to give you 32, but that does not solve the problem.) Staff at Oasis have spent hours discussing how to be fair and how to ration food in a way that is not upsetting to our community members. Where the food is non-perishable and there is room to store it we can save up on items until we have enough to put out for everyone. Sometimes we can replace one item with another item when the first is gone (e.g., put out peanut butter when the tuna is finished). But milk and eggs are both perishable and desirable. Last week one of our community members got quite upset when we ran out of a “desirable” just before he got there. Somehow a bag of powdered milk that we bought on our limited budget just does not cut it. God give us wisdom.


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