A charitable Christmas food pantry run by the Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington will deny food to needy families if they are not wearing a face mask, have not been vaccinated, or cannot prove they do not have COVID-19.
According to their secular-themed website, the Christmas Bureau of Spokane, Washington requires individuals to wear face masks and provide “proof of COVID vaccination” or “proof of negative PCR test within the past 72 hours” to be served.
The website claims that the Christmas Bureau “is an annual holiday assistance program.”
It is “coordinated by Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington, Volunteers of America, and the Spokesman-Review.”
Those who have not been vaccinated or are unable to prove their COVID-19 status will be ineligible to receive vouchers to help pay for groceries, or toys for their children.