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.
Where there’s a need, there’s a Knight. Cross Catholic Outreach and the Baltimore Chapter of Grand Knights teamed up to pack 40,500 meals for poor children and families around the world. 120 volunteers took part in the food packing event.
This incredible act of mercy by the Baltimore Chapter of Grand Knights 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 poverty-stricken countries such as Guatemala, Haiti and Nicaragua for just 25 cents a meal.
For the safety of all participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, our meal-packaging activities follow CDC guidelines and local regulations with regard to hygiene, social distancing, and avoiding events while sick.
What: 40,000-Meal Packing Event
Who: Baltimore Chapter of Grand Knights
Where: Columbus Gardens (4301 Klosterman Ave., Nottingham, Md. 21236)
When: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Your parish, school or organization can join the ﬁght against world hunger by hosting a food packing event in partnership with Cross Catholic Outreach. These events bring communities together to pack Vitafood and raise the funds necessary to ship these life-saving meals to the poorest of the poor around the world.
You can bless impoverished families by joining this noble cause today. May God bless you abundantly for your generosity and compassion.
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.