Jimmy Hayes, director of the Benevolence Ministry of Christ Chapel, which operates the Loaves and Fishes Thrift Store, is hesitant to be too critical.
"It's part of the deal," Hayes
"We make sure to put the best items in that store," Hayes
"I will take lots of loads to the dump if I can still feed those families," Hayes
did not provide a specific cost of dumping unwanted items.Certainly it includes the cost of fuel and the hours workers spend gathering the items, loading them and taking them to the dump.
"We have an organization the buys our disposed of goods by the pound," Hayes
The money Loaves and Fishes makes off those items offsets the cost of taking unusable items to the dump, Hayes
One change that helped decrease the amount of unusable items Loaves and Fishes receives is the elimination of donation bins that are placed outside along roadways.
"We did that years ago," Hayes