The Christmas Bureau Denies Food to the Unvaxxed

The Christmas Bureau Denies Food To The Unvaxxed

( – The Christmas season should be a time when generosity, love, and kindness abounds in communities. This year especially, many families are having difficulty making ends meet, buying ingredients for a Christmas dinner, and purchasing a toy for each of their children. On top of this hardship, one Washington state charity is demanding its recipients provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to get food, toys, and books for their children.

Every year in Spokane, Washington, Catholic Charities Eastern Washington, Volunteers of America, and the Spokesman-Review band together to put on The Christmas Bureau, a charitable event to provide assistance to those in need during the holiday season. However, this year, anyone who enters the fairgrounds of the event must show proof of the coronavirus jab or a negative test within the past 72 hours.

While the event site does say those in need can send someone else on their behalf if they cannot provide proof of the above, these charities are still putting multiple roadblocks in the way of those in need of assistance.

One American shared their disappointment with the Christmas Bureau’s decision on Twitter:

Christmas should celebrate the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made because he wouldn’t comply with the rulers of the day. Yet, these charities associated with Christianity are barring people from receiving help based on a personal medical choice. This is both ironic and hypocritical when seen in light of the love and charity most people try to extend during the holiday season.

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