In developing countries, mothers are turning to extreme measures due to the global hunger crisis. Some boil pots of rocks and water so their children can fall asleep imagining they’ll have food in the morning. The sad reality of the COVID-19 pandemic is many people around the world are falling into food insecurity. More than ever, impoverished children and families need nutritious food.
On Saturday, April 23, 2022, Cross Catholic Outreach will team up with Ascension Catholic Church to pack 40,000 meals that will be shipped to poor children and families in Guatemala.
This inspiring work of mercy will empower faithful Catholics to bring Matthew 25:35 to life. “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
Working together in this incredible act of mercy will empower Cross Catholic Outreach to provide its ministry partners in developing countries with shipments of Vitafood. These nutrient-rich meals will feed children and families in the poverty-stricken country of Guatemala for just 33 cents a meal.
For the safety of all participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, our meal-packaging activities follow diocesan and parish guidelines with regard to hygiene, social distancing, and avoiding events while sick.
What: 40,000-meal packing event
Who: Ascension Catholic Church
When: Saturday, April 23, 2022
First Shift: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Second Shift: 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
guidelines with regard to hygiene, social distancing, and avoiding events while sick.
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Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2022, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.