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  • 2015. szept. 28.

  • Hunger is a real problem, but canned food drives are a terrible solution. Adam explains why. Subscribe: In Adam Ruins Everything, host Adam Conover employs a combination of comedy, history and science to dispel widespread misconceptions about everything we take for granted. A blend of entertainment and enlightenment, Adam Ruins Everything is like that friend who knows a little bit too much about everything and is going to tell you about it... whether you like it or not.  truTV Official Site: Like truTV on Facebook: Follow truTV on Twitter: Follow truTV on Tumblr: Get the truTV app on Google Play: Get the truTV app on iTunes: truTV The New truTV Is Way More Fun! Watch clips, sneak peeks and exclusives from original shows like Adam Ruins Everything, Friends of the People, Hack My Life and more – plus fresh video from hit shows like Impractical Jokers and The Carbonaro Effect. Adam Ruins Everything - Why You Shouldn't Donate Canned Food to Charities


  • Eclyptical
    Eclyptical 4 éve

    but the class that donates the most food gets a pizza party...

  • javalin597
    javalin597 4 éve

    Tony is such a good actor. Somebody give Tony a Tony.

  • matrixphijr
    matrixphijr 3 éve

    The irony is that people who donate money to food drives are generally looked at as being lazy and uncaring.

  • Sunny Bobo
    Sunny Bobo 4 éve

    A round of applause for Tony and his amazing dramatic performance.

  • Samuel Stace
    Samuel Stace 4 éve

    Adam ruins everything? More like "Adam is destroying the facade of what corporations and society has told you, and is making you think for yourself"

  • Troi
    Troi 4 éve

    I completely agree. Canned food isn't healthy and taste gross.

  • RamblinRick
    RamblinRick 4 éve

    The director at our local food bank explained that a $1 donation will buy $8 worth of food.

  • Mary's Little Girl

    I am 24 years old and I live at home to help care for my disabled parents. As a younger person, I do not get paid much and my parents don't have much of an income either. So meany months I am forced to go to a food bank once to help make all the ends meet. I want to thank you for making this video! While I do get canned food, we actually depend more on the fresh foods. If you must give a to a food drive! Give peanut butter or jelly! As a recipient I know those are the two most requested things and the two thing they almost never have. During the school year jelly is the hardest to come by! And is saved only for families with school aged children. Please! What ever you do, do not use the food bank to clean out old food! When a family goes to the food bank, it is the worst week of the month. They are already depressed and the feeling of being hungry is vary real. Imagine reaching into what little food the pantry allotted you to find much of it is not edible. :/

  • Miss Adjusted
    Miss Adjusted 3 éve

    Good thing he didn't ask me "What do you usually eat?"

  • soju69jinro
    soju69jinro 4 éve

    when people donate just to feel good about themselves, ignoring the fact that those people don't know what happens after. The poor cannot afford to go to hospitals, then why would you donate food with high sodium levels? They would get into a lifetime worth of debt. Ignorance is the problem here. I've been Pro-Food stamp donator for a while here... Nothing beats fresh food and fresh veggies.

  • Rob B
    Rob B 4 éve


  • Emma Sly
    Emma Sly 4 éve

    What's better than canned food drives is non-food items drives, my high school did them. We brought in things like deodorant, toothpaste, feminine hygiene items, nappies - stuff that people need, but that aren't covered by food stamps. But yeah, giving money makes more sense.

  • EliteRowmaster

    it's so cool to see comedy being used in such a productive and informative matter...

  • rdb seekingafterhim

    every time I have ever gotten food from a food bank 90% of the food was expired or so poorly mismatched that you can't make meals with them. like spaghetti sauce with no noodles but you got rice instead. kidney beans and cream of chicken soup. the vegetables and fruit were rotten. I realize beggars can't be choosers, but still would it be so bad giving matching food that is not expired. Put yourself in the shoes of the needy. Would you appreciate getting the food you are donating if it was expired I don't think so. So be mindful of that when you donate thank you.

  • Shia labuff
    Shia labuff 2 éve

    When Adam runs out of ideas...

  • latiasgdcm
    latiasgdcm 3 éve

    Why is it called Adam ruins everything he is raising consciousness on like a billion topics it should be called Adam enlightens America

  • King Santa Cruz

    I hope no one watches this and just flat out stops donating. A lot of these videos can become someone's excuse against having decency and a hint of human kindness. Informative but don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Love your fellow man

  • L. T C.
    L. T C. 3 éve

    As someone who worked at a food pantry this is very true.

  • Gwyneth Sacaris

    For a time when I was growing up, my family had to rely on food banks to survive. But a lot of these food banks were smaller and relied almost entirely off of donated food, which meant that we mostly received pastries that bakeries couldn't sell and junk food that people didn't want. My pantry was full of cakes and chips, but nothing of real nutritional value. I still appreciated the food because we didn't have anything else, but the way this works out is that poor people find themselves unable to afford any food besides food that is bad for them and predisposes them to illnesses that they cannot afford to treat. Malnutrition in a young child can be especially risky because it can affect development and the effects can be felt throughout life.

  • StarlightPrism

    I hate when people donate things like expired food, or clothes in such poor condition that they're not wearable. You can't possibly believe that donating those things is helpful, if anything, it makes things harder because people have to sort through stuff and throw out the bad things.