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Reading the article on the front page of Monday’s paper concerned me. Our fire department in El Dorado County is ailing financially, yet the Food Bank chastised our men and women of the department stating that they are taking from our homeless and less fortunate by failing to wave thousands and dollars in fire fees so the food bank can build a new building and keep the money in their own bank account rather than contributing to the local fire service that will be there to protect that food bank when there is an emergency.
Shame on you Mr. Sproul, other charitable organizations in this county have to pay their fees why should the Food Bank be any different? Doesn’t the Food Bank already reside in a fancy office in Cameron Park rent free due to a donor? Looking to save money on fees is one thing but stating that firefighters and staff are taking from the poor is another as they do truly care about this community. That’s why many of them continue to do what they do for less hours and income due to budget cuts and lack of funding.