A genuine worthy cause
Last week’s article by Kate Evans on Morgan County’s Food Bank was well written, and provided exactly the information sought and considered by potential donors. The Inter-Faith Emergency Care organization has appropriate checks and balances to determine assistance levels from its programs, all of which are of direct benefit to those county residents most in need.
How much more meaningful it would be if the $210,000 that the School Board presumes to “donate” to agencies on behalf of county taxpayers, were given instead to McEat. The School Board’s goals are trite by comparison, giving money to county agencies whose approved budgets are already adequately funded by state or county taxpayers.
The School Treasurer predicts that without the special levy, non-essential personnel would be cut and teachers would not receive reimbursement for vision or dental expenses. “Essential” should be reserved for the food and shelter benefits made available by MCIEC to those for whom vision and dental care is usually non-existent.
These comparisons should be kept in mind when voting on the school levy. In the meantime, many who have not previously contributed can surely afford a few cans of food or a small check payable to McEAT. The combined donations would surely be of significant help to this worthy cause.