Our world faces the largest food crisis in modern history with up to 828 million people suffering from hunger. In direct response, U.S. Catholics have linked arms with Cross Catholic Outreach’s global feeding programs and have helped us pack and ship protein-rich Vitafood meals to hunger-prone communities around the world.
In fiscal year 2022 alone, Cross Catholic Outreach supporters funded 23 feeding projects in 17 countries, blessing thousands of needy families with both practical aid and the spiritual sustenance of the Church. Supplying food is important because it also frees up limited resources of poor families, allowing them to fulfill other important needs, such as obtaining medicines, making house repairs and providing for their children’s education.
In Guatemala, you helped the Diocese of Suchitepéquez-Retalhuleu reach rural communities with 769,290 Vitafood meals, protecting the most vulnerable children and families from malnutrition. In Mozambique, you helped Association Cross Mozambique provide dry food items to 460 families, and in Zambia, you fed children three nutritious meals a day at a school for children with disabilities.
Our approach of working through parish and diocesan missions whenever possible means our efforts also have a spiritual impact. We are dedicated to Christ and to the building of his kingdom, for “one does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).