In Spokane, they’re turning people away from the Christmas Bureau food assistance.
People in need have to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test no more than 72 hours old.
If you don’t have the vax or show proof of a COVID test you are turned away.
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When you’re hungry the last thing you’re thinking about is a COVID vax.
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.