Food Program Impact

Your Gifts Fed the Hungry and Nourished the Souls of the Poor

Cross Catholic Outreach has been working hard to feed the hungry and heal bodies already affected by severe malnutrition. By funding global feeding programs and shipping hearty meals to impoverished communities, our donors have played a vital role in this mission, saving lives and nourishing souls. Supplying food is important because it also frees up a poor family’s limited resources to be used on other important things, including medicines, house repairs and their children’s education.

In 2019, your generosity helped us donate food supplies and funded nutritional costs for poverty relief projects in 16 countries. This included cash grants to 27 projects and the shipping of 31.3 million nutrient-rich Vitafood meals to six countries. Your efforts met the immediate nutritional needs of the poor, including nearly 4,000 school children, while playing a vital role in the Church’s efforts to holistically nourish bodies, minds and souls. 

For example, in Guatemala, you helped Hope of Life rescue severely malnourished children from starvation and nurse them to complete health. In Kenya, you provided daily meals to Maasai children at Baraka Catholic Kindergarten.

2019 Food Facts

2019 Food Facts

Grants

provided to:

provided to:

27

projects

14

countries

Food

shipped to:

shipped to:

23

partners

6

countries

Vitafood Meals

shipped:

shipped:

31.3

million

Students

fed through feeding grants:

fed through feeding grants:

3,932

Elderly Feeding

programs supported:

programs supported:

10

Total Countries

served:

served:

16

We Fed the Hungry and Nourished the Souls of the Poor

Cross Catholic Outreach has been working hard to feed the hungry and heal bodies already affected by severe malnutrition. By funding global feeding programs and shipping hearty meals to impoverished communities, our donors have played a vital role in this mission, saving lives and nourishing souls. Supplying food is important because it also frees up a poor family’s limited resources to be used on other important things, including medicines, house repairs and their children’s education.

In 2019, your generosity helped us donate food supplies and funded nutritional costs for poverty relief projects in 16 countries. This included cash grants to 27 projects and the shipping of 31.3 million nutrient-rich Vitafood meals to six countries. Your efforts met the immediate nutritional needs of the poor, including nearly 4,000 school children, while playing a vital role in the Church’s efforts to holistically nourish bodies, minds and souls.

For example, in Guatemala, you helped Hope of Life rescue severely malnourished children from starvation and nurse them to complete health, and in Kenya, you provided daily meals to Maasai children at Baraka Catholic Kindergarten.

2019 Food Facts
grants
provided to:
(does not include projects categorized
as education)
27
projects
in
14
countries
Vitafood Meals
shipped:
31.3
million servings
Students
fed through feeding grants:
3,932
food
shipped to:
23
partners
in
6
countries
Total Countries
served:
16

Highlighted Food Project

Hope of Life Rescue Center

Guatemala – Project 0779

In 2019, Cross Catholic Outreach funded a year’s worth of baby formula and food staples for Hope of Life’s rescue center and covered salaries for emergency care workers. This project has had a huge impact on poor families in the mountains of Zacapa, Guatemala, where our ministry partner identifies starving children and transports them via ambulance to its rescue center for extended care. In just one year, as many as 4,000 children received critically needed milk or formula through Hope of Life!

Fast Facts

Fast Facts

Children

With support from Cross Catholic Outreach, Hope of Life provided as many as 4,000 hungry children with milk or formula.

With support from Cross Catholic Outreach, Hope of Life provided as many as 4,000 hungry children with milk or formula.

Critical Staff

Cross Catholic Outreach covered the salaries of 3 caregivers.

Cross Catholic Outreach covered the salaries of 3 caregivers.

Funding

Cross Catholic Outreach funds provided $36,440 to this project in 2019.

Cross Catholic Outreach funds provided $36,440 to this project in 2019.

Long-term Change

Hope of Life worked closely with families to ensure that rescued children do not relapse into malnutrition.

Hope of Life worked closely with families to ensure that rescued children do not relapse into malnutrition.

In 2019, Cross Catholic Outreach funded a year’s worth of baby formula and food staples for Hope of Life’s rescue center and covered salaries for emergency care workers. This project has had a huge impact on poor families in the mountains of Zacapa, Guatemala, where our ministry partner identifies starving children and transports them via ambulance to its rescue center for extended care. In just one year, as many as 4,000 children received critically needed milk or formula through Hope of Life!

Fast Facts

Children

With support from Cross Catholic Outreach, Hope of Life provided as many as 4,000 hungry children with milk or formula.

Critical Staff

Cross Catholic Outreach covered the salaries of 3 caregivers.

Funding

Cross Catholic Outreach funds provided $36,440 to this project in 2019.

Long-term Change

Hope of Life worked closely with families to ensure that rescued children do not relapse into malnutrition.

*The number of projects includes activities funded in fiscal year 2019. The detailed outputs are activities completed during fiscal year 2019; uncompleted activities were carried over into the next fiscal year.