Food Projects

Food is one of the most basic necessities of human life, yet one in seven people are hungry. Approximately 815 million people are suffering from chronic undernourishment, and inadequate nutrition is a leading cause of death in children under five. Without enough healthy food to eat, people in developing countries cannot work, go to school, or take care of their families.

To address this global need, Cross Catholic Outreach distributes and funds thousands of meals through a network of schools, orphanages, rescue centers, community-based missions and local partners around the world. These programs ensure that the hungriest members of society receive nourishment to escape the vicious cycle of poverty.

Featured Project

1260 - Friends for Health and Life - Vitafood - Guatemala

Project 1260

Food in Guatemala

Friends for Health and Life

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We have been given access to millions of nutrient-rich Vitafood meals to feed the hungry — we just need the funds to ship them! Your generous gift will send these fortified rice meals to Friends for Health and Life, a Catholic ministry partner in Guatemala. The food you send will prevent hunger while supporting schools, feeding centers, hospitals, clinics and other programs reaching the country’s most vulnerable.

Our goal, with your support, is to send about 3.3 million meals this fiscal year. Every dollar you give sends an average of 18 meals overseas to fight hunger. Please help us end the hunger pangs of the poor in Guatemala and show them Christ’s love!

Our Global Work

In everything we do, we remain focused on the Lord, serving with humility, fervor and love, and advancing Catholic evangelization. We work in partnership with church-based ministries and other faith-based organizations, creating an ideal synergy for the greatest impact.

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Giving monthly is a small way to have a big impact. Your regular support empowers our ministry to respond to urgent needs and fulfill our long-term projects across the world.

Become a Cross Mission Partner today and experience the joy of changing lives every month through your gift.

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Financial Accountability

At Cross Catholic, we meticulously honor the intent of our donors. All proceeds are restricted for the specific project for which they are raised. In that rare event that more funds are received than are required for a specific project, the additional funds will be used to meet the most urgent needs.

Fundraising & Administrative Expenses 5.05%

More than 94% of all organizational expenses, including donated goods, went directly to programs that help the poor.

Audited Financials FY2020

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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.

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.