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Letters

Our ancestors are undocumented

Here is a fairy tale: At some point after 1492, the native populations of North America wished that they had erected an immigration fence along the Atlantic and Gulf coats to keep the Europeans out.

They began to regard the Europeans as undocumented, illegal (and annoying) immigrants. But, facing reality, they have now reluctantly decided to grant them a retroactive path to legitimate citizenship.

Apply today (almost everyone).

WILLARD F. CLARK Fort Wayne

Food bank strives to fulfill need

Thank you Community Harvest Food Bank for all you do for the poor locally and in our surrounding communities.

These programs are not meant to take care of all these people’s food problems but to help them over rough spots that can happen to anyone through no fault of their own.

I have been a volunteer for the SeniorPak program for 20 years.

Donna Mettert (“Auburn slighted by food bank offerings,” July 7) says the Heimach Center in Auburn does not receive any canned goods, meat or fresh vegetables. What she does not say is that the Heimach Center is in the Farm Wagon Program.

This program consists of nine refrigerated trucks that deliver perishable products (meat, dairy and vegetables) only when available.

Community Harvest would never intentionally distribute inedible food. This past fiscal year, which ended June 30, the food bank processed and distributed 2,415,979 pounds of food. That is a lot of food.

I would like to invite Mettert to become a volunteer at the food bank, then she might have a better understanding how they function. They are always in need and welcome new volunteers.

RITA M. FLECKENSTEIN Fort Wayne

Family feels sting of racism

As an American, a child of God, a citizen of Fort Wayne and as their friend, I am outraged! A couple who happen to be African-American were driving with their two children and were pulled over and questioned. Why? Because they own a 2013 Mercedes. Racism is alive and well, not just in Florida but here in Fort Wayne.

ELIZABETH PULAWSKI Fort Wayne

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