Solid investigative journalism by Buzzfeed reveals that some people who came to Mitt Romney's non-campaign/actual-campaign event in Ohio staged as a "storm relief" rally were handed stuff the Romney staff had bought at a Wal-Mart, then could hand back the items as donations [Sic] to be trucked as relief to New Jersey, "I think," Romney told the crowd.
Here's part of the account of the fakery:
But the last-minute nature of the call for donations left some in the campaign concerned that they would end up with an empty truck. So the night before the event, campaign aides went to a local Wal-Mart and spent $5,000 on granola bars, canned food, and diapers to put on display while they waited for donations to come in, according to one staffer. (The campaign confirmed that it "did donate supplies to the relief effort," but would not specify how much it spent.)...
Two teenage boys retrieved a jar of peanut butter each, and got in line. When it was their turn, they handed their "donations" to Romney. He took them, smiled, and offered an earnest "Thank you."