Source: Cassandra Fairbanks
Patriots launched a “No Vaccine Canteen” after the Spokane, Washington, Christmas Bureau food assistance program opted to only feed those with a vaccine card or negative COVID test result.
Following the Gateway Pundit calling attention to the issue, a wonderful group of patriots stepped up to feed everyone — regardless of their medical history.
In Spokane, food pantries are requiring proof of v*ccination or proof of a negative test, in order to receive assistance. This is reprehensible.— Dave Reilly (@realDaveReilly) December 24, 2021
Thankfully, people are stepping up to help! So, if you're in #Spokane and need food, come by 3rd and McClellan tomorrow from 8-10 am! pic.twitter.com/LECUgRltHR
Dan Bell, who helped organize a food drive and feed the homeless, said that he was surprised to see that a Catholic church was involved in turning away the hungry.
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The Christmas Bureau is an annual holiday assistance program coordinated by Catholic Charities Eastern Washington, Volunteers of America, and the Spokesman-Review.
“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.
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.”