I called several churches in my area to ask for a small gift basket of food for my single brother and his dog who are struggling to survive on this econmy.
2 churches email me back telling me to fill out a 2 page application form asking how much he pays for rent and his bills and so on.....
I used to attend church in the 90s and we gave food when someone needed it-no questions asked!
Now they need to know his financial status???
my sweet tenant who volunteers at the food pantry, got my brother a box of food right away, no questions asked.
it is sad that churches have come to this.