I have done volunteer work at my local Catholic Charities in the food bank. The primary source for food in the bank is not private local donations but from the USDA (Federal Govt).
The policy for distribution of food in the bank is the eligibility for food stamps.
I was surprised to learn that many of the benefactors of the food bank who are also receiving food stamps have kids enrolled in local Catholic private schools.
I have no problem helping those in need, but if someone has enough wealth to send their kids to private Catholic Schools while at the same time having to seek assistance from the government and charities, I wonder where our society is headed. My personal experience about most families who send their kids to private school is that they have the best SUVs, the best homes, and are the least likely to offer help in the soup kitchen.
More than anything I am interested in other people’s viewpoints and perceptions on this matter.