People should never give to feeder charities, the ones that do nothing but redistribute the money to other charities (United Way being the mother load of all beasts). Everyone’s parish should have a food pantry and each Diocese should have a local chapter of St. Vincent de Paul Society for clothing. The only thing Catholic Charities is good for is rental and utility assistance.
Agreed. I also stopped giving to United Way many years ago, to the annoyance of my employer. They take their cut before they pass the money on to real charities, and some of the charities they support are very dubious.