A week before Christmas, in Spokane, WA, the Christmas Bureau food assistance program turned away needy people who could not show proof of Covid-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test no more than 72 hours old.
The Christmas Bureau is an annual holiday assistance program coordinated by Catholic Charities Eastern Washington, Volunteers of America, and the Spokesman-Review. The program is made possible by generous monetary funds and volunteer hours donated by community members and organizations.
In response to the Christmas Bureau’s actions, a group of Christian patriots launched a “No Vaccine Canteen” to feed everyone — regardless of their medical history.
I hope @CassandraRules can thank Jim Hoft (since he's banned here) for shedding light on this situation.
Because of his article, the poor and homeless who are un-v*ccinated will now have an option to eat food this Christmas…https://t.co/W1TrYUNdbQ
— Dave Reilly (@realDaveReilly) December 24, 2021
Dan Bell, who helped organize a food drive and feed the homeless, said he was surprised to see that a Catholic church was involved in turning away the hungry.
“As a Christian, if you’re following the teachings of Jesus, you feed the hungry, right? You feed all hungry. So, we wanted to make sure nobody went without a good hot meal on Christmas,” Bell said in an interview with the North Idaho Exposed YouTube channel.
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Bell and other volunteers held a food drive, served chili on Wednesday evening, and partnered with an organization called Blessings Under the Bridge to serve breakfast burritos on Christmas morning.
Now, Bell hopes that they can keep going and continue to provide meals two days a week — no matter anyone’s vaccination status.
“Hunger doesn’t have a vaccination status,” Bell said of the food discrimination. He said that, so far, they have raised about $3,500 to put towards their efforts
Bell added, “anyone who is going to pick and choose which hungry get to eat, when there’s food for everyone, I’d ask them to look in the mirror long and hard at themselves.”
A great example of true Christian charity, unlike the Catholic organization more resembling those who passed by the injured Samaritan.