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Join a food packing event in your community!

Cross Catholic Outreach Food Packing Events

Fuel faith and feed the hungry by packing lifesaving meals with your parish, school or group

Have fun, deepen faith, and feed the hungry like these volunteers at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Ashburn, Virginia.

Serve alongside family and friends.

Want to make a difference in a single afternoon or over the course of a weekend? Volunteering at a Cross Catholic Outreach food packing event empowers Catholic ministry partners to protect the world’s most vulnerable kids and families from malnutrition. Volunteers work in assembly lines to pack beans, soy, rice, dehydrated vegetables and vitamin packets. This faith-in-action service project unites community and family members, with jobs for all ages and abilities!

A group of 150 volunteers can pack 40,000 Vitafood meals in just 4 hours.

Sign Up For an Event Near You!

Date Organization Location Goal Sign up
August 13 Maryland Chapters of Grand Knights Bowie, MD 40,000 Sign up
September 10 St. Mel Catholic Church Woodland Hills, CA 60,000 Sign up
September 17 Cathedral of St Ignatius Palm Beach Gardens, FL 40,000 Sign up
September 30 St. Augustine Church Coral Gables, FL 40,000 Sign up
October 16 River Region Crossfit Prattville, AL 40,000 Sign up

Don’t see an event near you? Learn how to bring a food packing event to your area.

”When I was hungry, you gave me food…”
Matthew 25:35

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Vitafood is a protein-rich food product scientifically formulated with key vitamins and nutrients to energize, strengthen and improve the health of malnourished children and families. The fortified rice, vegetable and soy meals are designed to help restore the health of malnourished children and provide a reliable source of food to orphanages, schools and hungry families. Meals are sealed in airtight packets to prolong shelf life and maximize the number of meals shipped in each container.

Cross Catholic Outreach ministry partners rely on shipments of Vitafood to feed hundreds of thousands of meals to hungry children and families in poverty-stricken areas such as Guatemala, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. For just 33 cents per meal, Cross Catholic can cost-effectively purchase and ship Vitafood meals hand-packed by you!

Everyone! Invite your family, friends and colleagues to join you. Collaborate with other local parishes, schools and organizations to start a community-wide movement. Come together as the Body of Christ to change the world!

An event will pack a minimum of 40,000 meals, at a cost of 33 cents per meal, for a total cost of $13,200. The more money you raise, the more meals that can be delivered to malnourished children around the world. If you want to dream big, 285,120 meals can be shipped for $85,536. Think of the impact!

We encourage you to raise awareness about world hunger throughout your community. You can inspire local involvement by soliciting corporate and individual sponsorships. Change our world by raising funds through a variety of fun activities, including car washes, bake sales, auctions and so much more!

A few days before the event, the supplies will be delivered to your venue. Setup typically occurs the day or evening before a packing day. Cross Catholic Outreach will have one to two representatives on site on the day of the event to assist with everything from setup through cleanup. The typical food packing event begins around 8 to 9 a.m. and finishes between noon and 4 p.m. depending on the size of the event. Post-event cleanup usually takes about an hour, and the venue will be as good as if not cleaner than before!