Do you see Jesus in this child’s face?

When you feed a hungry child like him, you’re taking part in more than an act of mercy.

That was the perspective of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, who often spoke of “recognizing Jesus in the distressing disguise of the poor.” Answer our heavenly Father’s command to love — not just in word, but in deed — by providing food to hungry children.

Help poor children and their families receive their daily bread. Answer the cry for help of a child in need.

Maritza's Story

You have the power to help a child in need

If you met Maritza, you’d be charmed by her shy smile. And your heart would break at discovering the heavy load she carries as an innocent 11-year-old girl.

Maritza lives with her mother and baby brother in a small rural village in Nicaragua. Many families, like hers, suffer from severe poverty. Her mother struggles to feed the children and herself. Some days they have almost nothing to eat.

See Jesus in the face of a poor child, and help children like Maritza and their families receive their daily bread.

Your prayers and gift will bless Maritza and other vulnerable children and families.

Provide a hearty meal for as little as 15 cents!

Help feed children who are suffering because they have so little to eat.




Nutritious Meals




Nutritious Meals




Nutritious Meals




Nutritious Meals

Bless the poor with a simple gift of a daily meal!

You Are in Our Prayers

Cross Catholic Outreach’s staff prays daily for friends of the ministry. Click below to submit your specific prayer intentions.

Our Global Impact

Discover how God’s grace is working through his people.

Give Hope Where It’s Needed Most

Empower our ministry partners who bring the love of Christ around the globe.

Click on one of the categories below to learn more!

We mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ.

Answer the Call

Learn how you can engage in projects serving the poor and their communities around the world.

Cross Catholic Outreach on Facebook

Cross Catholic Outreach on Twitter

Cross Catholic Outreach Email News

Cross Catholic Outreach

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.

Get the latest news and updates on how we’re transforming the poor and their communities.

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2021, the close of our ministry’s new 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.