Im surprised that everyone finds an attached article about the dangers of plastic condesending. By the same token, i didnt find it condescending when i saw the article pinned to the door of my friends, where they requested we remove our shoes. I found it informative. I was thinking of that when i made the suggestion. Why is spreading information condescending? It is not dictating to anyone how they should parent. A person might have newly discovered the dangers of plastic and be excited to share the news.
But, its not important. We can agree to disagree on that.
As for comments about food and charities. I disagree. Most of the poor are actually children, who shouldnt be overdosing on the bpa in the lining of most canned foods, not to mention the commonality of undiagnosed gluten intolerance made worse by many of the gluten rich processed foods in food pantries.
Not to mention, those kind of foods are usually the cheapest, and the poor can afford them, but not other more nutritious food. I mean, if youre poor, youre more likely to spend 89cents on canned food, because it is cheaper.
As for cooking facilities, that depends. Some families have better cooking facilities than others. Homeless shelters come equipped with cooking facilites, some better than others.
Still, its better than nothing, and i agree that its difficult to manage quality food, whereas packaged food doesnt go off...i understand. I still dont feel right donating food to others that i wouldnt eat myself, especially when i think its children who are supposed to eat it.
However, its not the point of the thread.
As for plastic, i let my kids play with plastic, more than i should. I admit to a bit of willful ignorance....i also wonder exactly how much plastic is too much....again, not the point of the thread.
ps. i wanted to add, that not all canned food is bad, and some companies now have bpa free lining...those would be good to donate to charites as they are usually the most expensive.