Feed the Hungry

Donate now to support a food packing event!


Nearly 1 in 3 people worldwide face food insecurity, a figure that has been on the rise since well before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yet we know God — who provided manna to the Israelites in the desert — wants all his children fed.

You can help feed the hungry by supporting Cross Catholic Outreach’s food packing events. Your gift will help fill stomachs and share Christ’s hope in places like Guatemala, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

$99 provides 300 meals to hungry children and families.


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Give Health and Strength

Edwin Recinos is a bright-eyed 3-year-old who lives in the Japon Nacional B community in Guatemala’s impoverished Diocese of Suchitepéquez-Retalhuleu. Tragically, Edwin is at high risk for malnutrition and the devastating lifetime effects that result from chronic childhood hunger. His parents can’t afford to buy meat or fish, so Edwin doesn’t get enough of the protein he needs to grow healthy and strong.

By supporting Cross Catholic Outreach food packing events, you can bless children like Edwin with protein-rich Vitafood meals. You’ll also promote Catholic solidarity in schools, parishes and organizations that lovingly pack meals for the hungry.

You can help feed Guatemalan children like Edwin.

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

Tonight, nearly one billion people around the world will go to bed hungry. In developing countries, the poorest of the poor cannot find enough food to sustain their families. Without food, many lack the strength to work or attend school; in the worst cases, hunger leads to starvation and even death. Malnutrition is especially dangerous to vulnerable populations, including orphans, young children, pregnant mothers, the elderly and families suffering from extreme poverty.

Catholic priests, sisters and lay missionaries in developing countries want to rescue the most vulnerable and fill stomachs with life-saving food along with the spiritual nourishment of the Gospel message. With your help, Cross Catholic Outreach can provide the resources these missionaries need to care for the “least of these.”

Your school, parish or organization can fight world hunger by hosting a Cross Catholic Outreach food packing event. This event brings your community together to pack Vitafood and raise the funds necessary to ship nutritious food to the poorest of the poor around the world.

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!

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.