“When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist.” — Hélder Câmara, Brazilian Catholic Archbishop, 1909-1999

If Jesus came back to Earth on his birthday this Christmas, one of his first missions would be to close food banks — all of them.

Not because they aren’t vitally important in feeding the poor but because food banks are not a solution to poverty — and never will be.