We operate the Pātaka Kai movement on good faith. Yes we have people come through and who don't use it the way it should be used and there's a variety of reasons why that can happen which is why we place no judgment on people and hope to help our community understand what we call 'situational context' & how that can influence behaviors and decision making processes.
Recently I read a really illuminating article that provides some really good insight into this. We have & will continue to have challenges with this model we have implemented but our hope is that along the way it will provide an opportunity to educate & bring awareness to our community with regards to WHY some of those challenges may happen with the hope of enabling us to take a more curious and emphatic approach to individuals whom we might initially want to judge as being "selfish" or "irresponsible".
There is always an explanation. There are always barriers. Just because you can’t see them, or don’t view them as legitimate, doesn’t mean they’re not there. Let us look harder & consider this next time some one takes more than what we "think" they might need or what others call as "raids on our Pātaka".
Check out the article Here.