Food Impact

WE FED THE HUNGRY AND
NOURISHED SOULS

Cross Catholic Outreach believes we must address immediate needs for food and seek ways to heal bodies already effected by severe malnutrition. By funding global feeding programs and shipping hearty meals for the hungry, our donors save lives and nourish souls. This provision also frees impoverished families to apply their limited resources toward other necessities, such as sending their sons and daughters to school.

In 2018, we donated food supplies and funded nutrition costs for poverty relief projects to dioceses in 17 countries. This support included cash grants to 32 projects and shipments of Vitafood to 24 trusted mission partners. These programs met the immediate nutritional needs of the poor while playing a vital role in the Church’s efforts to holistically nourish bodies, minds and souls. 

For example, in Guatemala, we helped Misioneros del Camino provide daily meals to impoverished young children, and in Kenya, we provided daily meals to Maasai children at Baraka Catholic Kindergarten.

 

2018 Food Facts
grants
provided to:
(does not include projects categorized
as education)
32
projects
in
17
countries
Vitafood Meals
shipped:
24
partners
aprox.
30.5
million people
Students
fed through feeding grants:
4,278
Elderly feeding
programs supported:
5
food
shipped to:
24
partners
in
10
countries

Highlighted Food project

Baraka Catholic Kindergarten

Kenya - Project 0442

In 2018, Cross Catholic Outreach provided daily meals for 215 children at Baraka Catholic Kindergarten in Ewuaso Kedong, Kenya. A severe drought recently devastated families of the Maasai tribe, who rely on their livestock for nourishment and income — and meals at the school became a lifeline for poor families. These children not only received nourishment for their bodies, but they received a quality education rooted in Catholic teaching and values.

Fast Facts

Children

Cross Catholic Outreach funds enabled Baraka Catholic Kindergarten to feed daily meals to 215 children.

Infrastructure

In addition to meals, Cross Catholic Outreach provided staff salaries for a full-time cook, a part-time cook, an accountant, a groundskeeper and a school janitor.

Feeding

12 staff members also partook in Cross Catholic Outreach-funded meals.

Funding

Cross Catholic Outreach funds provided $25,000 to this project in 2018.
*The number of projects includes activities funded in fiscal year 2018. The detailed outputs are activities completed during fiscal year 2018; uncompleted activities were carried over into the next fiscal year.