Nutritious Milk, Healthy Bodies:
Feeding Poor Children in Guatemala

A simple but incredible gift to nourish Guatemala’s children

Guatemala has one of the highest rates of chronic childhood malnutrition in the world. There, even a simple glass of milk is a precious gift to a hungry child. When you give the gift of full-cream milk powder, you empower our ministry partners to rehabilitate Guatemala’s abandoned children and orphans.

At just 25 cents a glass, you can give children the protein, nutrients and vitamins they need to thrive!

Hope for María

Little María Isabel (pictured above) and her family lost everything when hurricanes Eta and Iota ravaged Guatemala in late 2020. Now they are crammed into a tiny house with relatives (12 people in one home!), and they are struggling just to survive.

Thankfully, we have trusted in-country partners who can help. Among them is Dr. Sister Elena Romero at the Centro de Recuperación Nutricional in the Diocese of Santa Rosa de Lima. We want to continue to work with these partners to feed, treat, and shelter children like María — but we need your help!

Your generous support makes it possible for María and other hurricane-affected children to continue to get the milk they need to avert malnutrition and thrive. With the simple but incredible gift of milk, you can help deliver a powerful, life-sustaining answer to the suffering of Guatemala’s most vulnerable children.

Consider the power of your gift to help malnourished children in Guatemala

–   Provide   –

100 children

nourishing full-cream milk.


–   Provide   –

200 children

nourishing full-cream milk.


–   Provide   –

400 children

nourishing full-cream milk.


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.

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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.

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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.