A new charity in the U.S.A. has recently announced plans to donate cans of SPAM meat to poor countries in need. For every piece of "spam" junk email received by supporters of the charity, a can of SPAM shall be sent to starving people from all around the world.
The appropriately named Spam for Spam scheme, which was announced yesterday, relies on supporters forwarding their junk email to the charity's own email address. A large team of "Spam Eaters", as the charity refers to them, will then read the email to confirm that it is genuine "spam" junk mail.
The head of the charity, Hubert Hamfambler, has stated that "SPAM is the most loved food in all countries all over the world. Four cans of the stuff are enough to sustain two families for a month. Our new charity will support poor countries all over the world and provide much needed relief." He also mentioned that "Recycle bins shall also be provided to these countries, so we are even doing our part for the environment!" When asked how the cans will be transported to a recycling plant, in such poor countries that may not have places for such cans to be recycled, Hubert fell silent and mumbled "We haven't thought of that yet..."
Concerns have been raised as a result of the new charity and its scheme. Questions have been raised as to if the world's supplies of SPAM will be able to support both consumers and the charity's high demands of the food. The Wheels for Eels charity had a similar scheme, offering eels to poor families in exchange for charity supporter's wheels. Consequences included several species of eel becoming nearly extinct and many petrol station chains going out of business, due a lack of people travelling by car when keen charity supporters had donated their vehicles wheels to the cause. Whether or not a similar event will occur with Spam for Spam is yet to be seen...