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Feed the Desperately Hungry

Around the world, an estimated 820 million people do not have enough to eat.

Since the pandemic began, this problem has grown even worse and has deprived many poor families of their livelihoods. In times of hardship, it is often the poorest, including hungry children, who suffer most. They pray for help — and you can answer their prayers!

Every $1 you donate provides on average, 6 desperately needed meals!

Make a Greater Impact

Feed precious lives all year long with a small monthly gift.

That's 1,200, 2,000 or 2,800 meals each year!

A Nutritious Solution
to Hunger

Vitafood is a nutritionally complete rice-based meal full of protein, vitamins and minerals designed to energize, strengthen and restore malnourished bodies.

Cross Catholic Outreach has been offered a donation of 544,320 Vitafood meals. We need your help to raise the necessary funds to ship them to hungry children and families.

Will you help us send desperately needed meals today?

Answer Desperate Cries for Food

Children in Guatemala are severely malnourished. You can help our ministry partner Friends for Health and Life nourish their little bodies.

No Gift Is More Powerful Than Nutritious Food

Last year, you provided 24.2 million meals for the hungry. Together, let's feed even more of our brothers and sisters in need.




Nutritious Meals




Nutritious Meals




Nutritious Meals



Nutritious Meals

Food Program Resources

Around the world, poor families struggle to feed their children. Learn more about malnutrition in Guatemala — and how Cross Catholic Outreach is responding — in the stories below.

Vitafood is the generic name for all of Cross Catholic Outreach’s specially formulated meal packs, which are designed to meet the needs of the malnourished.

Each pack of Vitafood has three main components: a rice or lentil base, a protein (usually soy or beans) and key vitamins to energize, strengthen and improve the health of malnourished children and families.

Vitafood meal packs are extremely flexible. They come in several different varieties and can be prepared with additional spices or ingredients to suit local tastes. No matter how it is prepared, Vitafood’s nutritional value remains the same, providing the optimal balance of vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber, fat and carbohydrates that hungry bodies need.

Cross Catholic Outreach shipped 24.2 million Vitafood meals to feed the hungry through Catholic ministries around the world in Fiscal Year 2020.

Change Even More Lives

Giving monthly is a small way to have a big impact. Your regular support empowers our ministry to respond to urgent needs and fulfill our long-term projects around the world.

Become a monthly donor today and experience the joy of impacting lives every month.

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Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps break the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.

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.