Delivering food, shelter and hope to the poorest of the poor.

Food

An estimated 820 million people around the world will go to bed hungry tonight — and a heartbreaking number of them will be children. In response to this global hunger crisis, Cross Catholic Outreach partners with ministries feeding the poor in developing countries. With your help this Lent and Easter, we can deliver nutritious meals and fill empty stomachs for families waiting for hope.

Featured Gift

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Where: Worldwide

Feed the Hungry Worldwide

Provide Healthy Meals for Poor Children

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Food is one of the most basic necessities, so it is tragic that approximately 716 million people in the world suffer from chronic undernourishment — and that it is a leading cause of death in children under age 5. You can answer a hungry child’s prayers with the simple gift of nutritious meals. Cross Catholic Outreach distributes this life-giving food through its global network of schools, orphanages, rescue centers, community-based missions and local partners.

Choose a Blessing!

Share the Easter Catalog With Someone!

Give in Honor of a Loved One

You can make a gift in honor of a friend or family member. Cross Catholic Outreach’s Easter Catalog is a fun and easy way to give alms this holy season. Once you complete the checkout process, let your honoree know by sending a printed certificate or e-card.

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Giving Monthly Makes the Greatest Impact

Our Easter Catalog makes it easy for you to send a meaningful gift to someone who desperately needs a miracle of help and hope. Small monthly gifts play a big role in providing regular support to the poor and vulnerable all year long. When you become a monthly donor, you will receive a prayer journal handmade by those we serve in Haiti!

Frequently Asked Questions

The Cross Catholic Outreach Easter Catalog makes it fun and easy to give alms during the holy season of Lent and ensuring those donations will have a major impact on the lives of the poor. Instead of being filled with retail items, the catalog contains meaningful gifts for some of the world’s most impoverished families. There are so many ways to help! Some gifts are lifesaving items such as Food or Clean Water. Others make an investment in families, such as Safe Homes or Kids & Education. All will be a wonderful blessing to families desperate for help and in need of hope!

It’s easy to shop through the Cross Catholic Outreach Easter Catalog. Browse through the categories and choose an item within your budget and close to your heart, such as Women-Owned Farms or preventing human trafficking. Select and sponsor one or more of these gifts, and you’ll make a meaningful impact on the life of a needy child or family overseas. It’s that simple!

During Lent, Catholics around the world pray, fast and give alms for our brothers and sisters in need. Small sacrifices are just one of the ways that we can follow Jesus’ example of giving his life on the cross to accomplish God’s plan of redemption. When we give alms, we bless the poor, we obey God’s command to care for them, and express our gratitude for the gift of salvation!

Absolutely! Once you select your items, you’ll be given the option of sending an e-card or printing a customizable certificate. These Easter blessings are a fun way to share Christ’s love with others and honor friends and family.

Donations from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures for the Easter Catalog incurred through June 30, 2024, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than are needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.