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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020. 12:32 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: Joel “Dara” Robinson is at the end of his rope.

The feeding program he started 13 years ago is losing sponsors and the constant drain of trying to be father figure and philanthropist is wearing on him and his wife.

This morning we met Robinson at his Dunn Street base trying to keep a brave face, but unusually candid about his struggles.

To feed 50 kids weekly costs $3,000 per month and the larder this week is down to a few chickens donated this morning.

Robinson says his twice-yearly fundraising concerts/food drives (the next is coming up at the start of February in honor of Bob Marley) have actually been losing money after paying copious expenses.

And so Robinson’s latest appeal is tinged with quiet desperation – time may be running out.

The actual donations are few and far between, but Robinson says even when they come on weekends as happens sometimes, he will not turn them away – because he knows what it is like to be hungry.

Nonetheless, he faces the serious decision of closing the program, even if temporarily, until the situation improves.

If you can help, call 623-3662.
We’ll have more in a subsequent story.

 

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