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Media Contact: Cailan Franz
Catholic Charities served over 200 families and 500 individuals fresh produce, bakery and meat items at a mobile food pantry event on Friday, May 15 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. The incoming storms did not keep people from attending the pantry to receive chicken, rice, beans, fresh fruit, vegetables and bakery items. Organizers from the St. Vincent de Paul Society and volunteers and students from St. Peter’s Church welcomed all with a warm smile while assisting attendees with gathering the needed food for their families. All food was available at no cost to attendees through a partnership with the Food Bank for the Heartland. A mobile food pantry is a traveling pantry that delivers food directly to families in need for a one-day distribution.
“Hunger is a reality facing too many families in our community,” said John Griffith, Catholic Charities executive director. “As part of our ongoing efforts to advocate for all in need, we are blessed with the opportunity to partner with the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Food Bank for the Heartland to ensure that hundreds of our neighbors do not go to bed hungry.”
About Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities ministers to the greatest and most fundamental needs of our community. People affected by domestic violence, mental illness, substance abuse, unplanned pregnancy and other emergency situations can find sanctuary in times of overwhelming hardship, while opening doors for promising futures. Catholic Charities has a rich tradition of serving and advocating for more than 100,000 voiceless, hungry, addicted, abused and forgotten individuals and families annually throughout the Archdiocese of Omaha, regardless of race, nationality, religion or economic status. For more information about Catholic Charities, visit www.ccomaha.org