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The First Family Gives Back

@petesouza: Pres Obama greets a young girl while volunteering at the Capital Area Food Bank in DC today

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WTVQ: Obama Hands Out Thanksgiving Goodies To Needy In DC

 President Barack Obama is continuing an annual family tradition this year, by helping to pack bags of food and distribute them to the needy on Thanksgiving eve. Obama, his wife, Michelle, daughters Malia and Sasha and his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, dropped in Wednesday on the Capital Area Food Bank, one of the largest serving the Washington area.

They dropped bundles of sweet potatoes, onions, carrots and apples into reusable bags people held open as they walked by. They also handed out small white boxes stamped with the presidential seal that contain M&M’s candy. Obama wished people a “Happy Thanksgiving,” and Malia shook their hands. It’s the third straight Thanksgiving that Obama and his family have helped out at this particular food bank.

More here

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98 Responses to “The First Family Gives Back”


  1. 15 vcprezofan2
    November 27, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Way to go, CarolMae!

  2. November 27, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    A great tradition from the first family.

  3. 18 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Great pics. Contrast this with liar paul ryan’s faux washing the already washed dishes for a photo-op.

  4. 20 globalcitizenlinda
    November 27, 2013 at 10:23 pm

  5. 21 globalcitizenlinda
    November 27, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    thanks for these photos and video (had just left a comment on previous thread wondering if there is a video of the volunteering; note to self: always remember to refresh before posting comment)

  6. November 27, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    I love that they’re giving vegetables and fruit. SO proud of our First Family!!

  7. November 27, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    For BobFR,

    Not the House, but the Senate:

  8. November 27, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Doubt if LL will see this, but it’s right up his alley:

  9. November 27, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    Huh? I’ve been MTed by Roger Simon :???:

  10. 54 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 10:36 pm

  11. November 27, 2013 at 10:39 pm

  12. 56 Ladyhawke
    November 27, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    GOOD NEWS IS NO NEWS

    BY NANCEGREGGS

    —————————————-

    The Obamacare website will be improved over the coming months, its glitches eliminated, its technical foibles dealt with, its capabilities expanded. But when that inevitably happens, you won’t hear about it from the MSM. That’s because Good News is No News, as far as the mindless chatterboxes who dominate the airwaves are concerned, while any bad news attributable to the current administration is the straw that gets spun, Rumplestiltskin-like, into fool’s gold.
    .
    .
    It used to be that when TV news broadcasts focused on stories about trivialities, their audience assumed that it must be a slow news day. Well, we have now come to that place where it is all mindless trivia, all the time. And you can’t tell the average “newscaster” that there are actually important things happening in the nation, and the world at large, because it’s a concept they obviously don’t have the intellect to grasp – and sadly, neither do their remaining viewers.

    ———————————————

    http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2013/11/17/good-news-is-no-news/

  13. November 27, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Barack Obama FB
    Yesterday on FB
    “During National Family Week, we celebrate the spirit that moves family members to care for one another, to grow and dream together, and to instill in their children the character that keeps our nation strong.” ~ President Obama

  14. November 27, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Rhetorical question for FolkenflikL

  15. 59 jacquelineoboomer
    November 27, 2013 at 10:43 pm

  16. 60 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 10:45 pm

  17. November 27, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    So, a little recommendation from your local neighborhood librarian. And it’s not about a book

    Missus and I went to the movies today and watched the most wonderful film. Entitled “Philomena”, it’s about a former Magdalen who worked with journalist Martin Sixsmith to find the child which she had out of wedlock and sold for $1,000 to an American couple. It is a wonderful, understated film, staring Steve Coogan and Dame Judi Dench. Highly recommend that folks go see it before it vanishes from the theaters. I adore Pope Francis, but his Church has much for which to atone. This is one of those things.

  18. 66 vcprezofan2
    November 27, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    //………………..

    Some of the ICG’s [A new International Crisis Group] most innovative and controversial proposals concern the actual peace negotiations. The report argues that a peace deal should provide for “worship arrangements for Jews at holy sites not under Israeli sovereignty” and “the possibility of some settlements remaining, by agreement, under a sovereign State of Palestine.” This last suggestion, which would avoid the need to evacuate some settlers and enable Jews to remain on land they consider their historical birthright, is deeply divisive within the Palestinian camp, some of whom insist that all settlers be removed from a future Palestine. It would also solve many thorny issues–from drawing contiguous Palestinian borders to obviating the need to relocate thousands of resistant settlers.

    ……………………………// http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/153608/to-save-the-peace-process-get-religion

  19. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    November 27, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Little ol’ lady funny:

  20. 68 jacquelineoboomer
    November 27, 2013 at 10:55 pm

  21. 69 globalcitizenlinda
    November 27, 2013 at 10:58 pm

  22. November 27, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Ponder that ….

  23. November 27, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Profoundly evil ….

  24. November 27, 2013 at 11:06 pm

  25. 77 sjterrid
    November 27, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Wanted to wish everybody here a Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Chanukah to those that observe the holiday.

  26. 78 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 11:15 pm

  27. November 27, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Bears repeating, in case Jovie is lurking (posted this morning):

  28. 80 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 11:18 pm

  29. 82 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 11:19 pm

  30. 83 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 11:20 pm

  31. 84 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 11:21 pm

  32. 85 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 11:21 pm

  33. 86 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 11:24 pm

  34. November 27, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Ok, we need some music to send us off to the night. Give me a few and I’ll put something together.

  35. 91 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 11:30 pm

  36. 92 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 11:31 pm

  37. 93 amk for obama
    November 27, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Ok. I am out. Happy thanksgiving all.

  38. 95 jacquelineoboomer
    November 27, 2013 at 11:41 pm

  39. 98 globalcitizenlinda
    November 27, 2013 at 11:46 pm


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