This year the Almanac perpetuates misinformation.
St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room
Serves hundreds of hot meals six days a week to people in
need who walk through the doors. Funded entirely by voluntary
contributions, St. Anthony’s is the largest dining room for the needy
between San Francisco and San Jose. It also offers emergency food
and clothing assistance.
St. Anthony’s is not "Funded entirely by voluntary
contributions...". They continue to accept grants from the Sequoia Healthcare District which is funded by property taxes. To their credit, St. Anthony’s no longer includes the following on their website: "Each one should give what he has decided in his own heart to give, not reluctlantly or under compulsion for God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Cor.9:7)
Second Harvest Food Bank
The largest collector and distributor of food on the Peninsula, Second
Harvest Food Bank distributed 52 million pounds of food last year.
It gathers donations from individuals and businesses and distributes
food to more than 250,000 people each month through more than
770 agencies and distribution sites in San Mateo and Santa Clara
Second Harvest also gather grants from the Sequoia Healthcare District which is funded by property taxes.
The Almanac should correct the misinformation.
St. Anthony's and Second Harvest should stop accepting grants from the pseudo-philanthropic Sequoia Healthcare District. The District should be dissolved.