Waiting for Miles the BatKid & Wondering how many 1000s of SF kids living off SNAP/FoodStamps could http://t.co/LNNwpDsIsS— Eric Mar (@ericmar415) November 15, 2013
Sheesh. District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar tried to ka-pow today's Batkid joyousness in San Francisco, saying, "Waiting for Miles the BatKid & Wondering how many 1000s of SF kids living off SNAP/FoodStamps could have been fed from the $$..."
Like, we get it, Eric. But come on, man. Such a buzzkill.
Anyway, if you're also concerned about feeding hungry kids—as you very well should be — join Supervisor Wet Blanket on 11/21 for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Challenge & Food Security Task Force hearings.
UPDATE: Noting that the words he tweeted were "not meant to diminish how special today was," Supervisor Eric Mar sent SFist the following statement clarifying his minor Batkid social media snafu. He says:
It is truly remarkable to see the City coming together around BatKid to support such a lovable and brave little boy and in doing so creating an indelible moment in our history.
I am proud of San Francisco and the thousands of volunteers and donors for rallying around Miles, and I salute the Make a Wish Foundation for the incredible and inspiring work they do bringing joy to the lives of so many other brave children.
The words that I tweeted today regarding this event are not meant to diminish how special today was. I simply wanted to urge that we, as a City, find similar amounts of love, compassion and empathy for children living every day in dire circumstances who, in the vast majority of cases, will not be supported or even recognized by our society.
I salute and send much love to Miles the BatKid and his family and call on those who supported him to also think about taking the Snap Challenge with me as a way of gaining a greater understanding of how it feels to go hungry in one of the richest cities in the world. If even a fraction of those who took action on behalf of the BatKid today take concrete steps to eradicating hunger in San Francisco, that will also be something we can all be proud of.
Supervisor Eric Mar
Thanks for taking it all in stride, Mar!