LETTER: Local churches do much to help needy

Perhaps Ravi should stop pointing a finger at churches, and instead, actually go into one to see what they do.

Re: Online comment by Ravi Sharma, “Churches could do more.”

Ravi holds the opinion that our local churches could do more to help the food bank. Perhaps Ravi should stop pointing a finger at churches, and instead, actually go into one to see what they do.

Catholic churches have the St. Vincent de Paul Society, which is a food bank in itself. They also have the Knights of Columbus, which give out food hampers each year. Both of these are supported by their parishioners, who also support the food bank.

The Mennonites have their MCC, which is one huge charity. I can’t see them letting people go hungry, and they support the food bank. Our local Sikh temple has a huge lunchroom, and they will feed anyone who comes in. I’ve seen them donate to the food bank. 5 and 2 Ministries actively go out into the community and help, and I’m sure they’re not lax in edible charity. I can’t speak for other religious communities, but I am sure they don’t sit back and watch people starve.

If you are looking for people to point fingers at, I suggest you go to your local shopping center. I was profoundly disgusted at all the competition for Black Friday sales items. What if, instead of buying useless electronics and other things, these people crowded into grocery stores and restocked the food bank shelves themselves?

And Ravi, what have you done?

Sharon Graham, Abbotsford

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