Posts Tagged ‘Feeding Our Neighbors campaign’

CYO Celebrates Super Bowl as It Helps Feed Our Neighbors

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

By Alice Kenny

Cheering and booing as the Seahawks trounced the Broncos, CYO teammates, coaches and kids from Resurrection parish in Rye gathered yesterday at Butterfield 8 restaurant in White Plains to celebrate the Super Bowl and raise funds for the Feeding Our Neighbors campaign.

Over 50 families from Resurrection’s CYO program attended this event they organized and hosted. Together, they raised more than $10,000 for the Feeding Our Neighbors campaign that will enable us to feed 40,000 additional hungry New Yorkers.

The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) is a division of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. CYO programs across the Archdiocese participated in the Feeding Our Neighbors food drive campaign.

The campaign represents a united effort to fight hunger. It responds to Timothy Cardinal Dolan’s call that we all do our part to replenish the food pantries and soup kitchens in our community that so many families in our community rely on to survive.

100% of contributions to the campaign will support local food pantries that serve New Yorkers, non-Catholic and Catholic alike.

The NFL season has ended but hunger continues to grow.

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Or text “CCHOPE” to 85944 to make a quick, easy $10 donation.

Msgr. Sullivan, Senator Gillibrand & Fellow Leaders Take on Food Insecurity

Monday, January 27th, 2014

On Sunday, January 26, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan met with the leaders of other emergency food providers and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at the Food Bank for New York City warehouse in the Bronx.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the impending further cuts of billions of dollars to supplemental nutrition assistance programs (SNAP) by the federal government.

The network of Catholic Charities agencies and programs are a significant part of the efforts to address the issue of hunger and food insufficiency.  In fact, the roundtable discussion took place on the same day as the kickoff of Catholic Charities annual Feeding our Neighbors campaign, an archdiocesan–wide effort to replenish food pantries and respond to the overwhelming need in our New York community.

“It’s just sort of a simple, homemade approach to a big problem,” said Cardinal Dolan recently in support of the campaign.   “Everybody talks about hunger and how bad it is, and our politicians argue about it, debate about it, but the faith community said, ‘Let’s do something about it.’ ”

“The meeting confirmed what Catholic Charities has been experiencing across our own network of emergency food programs throughout the communities in the New York metropolitan area,” said Monsignor Sullivan.  “Since November, after cutbacks in support of ongoing nutrition assistance programs [$5 billion nationwide], we have seen a surge in working families visiting our programs.”

In Washington Heights for example, people have begun lining up before 7am to make sure they can obtain food for their families.  Catholic Charities has over 4,000 families registered for food assistance but only enough food to serve 1,000 families in need each month.

Volunteer efforts and food drives can only do so much to address the overwhelming need.  They cannot come close to replacing the need for government resources and assistance for families struggling to put food on the table.

Hungry, Cold and Out of Options

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

By Alice Kenny

Hungry, cold and out of options, children and families are turning to Catholic Charities for help.

The numbers of hungry New Yorkers are frightening. One-fifth of New York City children and one-sixth of the city’s residents live in homes without enough to eat, according to statistics compiled by The New York Times.

Help us help our hungry neighbors. Please join us in our third annual Feeding Our Neighbors campaign.

With your help, our 2014 Feeding Our Neighbors campaign will replenish food pantries and soup kitchens throughout the Archdiocese. This year, the campaign will take place Sunday, January 26 – Sunday, February 2, 2014.

“I am delighted that we are partnering with old, as well as, new friends. Archdiocesan Catechetical department and Catholic Schools, The Catholic Charities Junior Board, CYO, The Knights of Columbus and the Office of Youth Ministries are among those who responded and embraced Cardinal Dolan’s call to action,” says Msgr. Kevin Sullivan. “Thanks to all!”

To fight growing hunger, we are prepared to collect food and funds for an additional 1,000,000 meals. The first year of our Feeding Our Neighbors campaign we raised 500,000 additional meals. Last year, with help from donors like you, we raised close to 750,000 additional meals.

See a full list of pantries and soup kitchens to be supported.

Join us in fighting hunger by Feeding Our Neighbors.

Galileo and the Catholic Church

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

By Alice Kenny

Join fellow young adults for fun, camaraderie and a rousing discussion about the Italian astronomer Galileo and the Catholic Church this Monday, March 25, at Theology-on-Tap NYC.

Theology-on-Tap NYC is an opportunity for young adults to explore issues and topics that relate to the Catholic faith in a fun and casual environment.

Events begin at 7:30pm and end around 9pm.

All talks are held at Connolly’s Bar, 121 West 45th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, 3rd floor.

No need to RSVP!

No admission cost!

We welcome donations of canned goods to help feed hungry New Yorkers through the Feeding our Neighbors campaign!

Just come and grab a seat or a bar stool, but get there early as seats fill up quickly.

Click here for more information.

Need to know what canned goods to  donate? Click here for ideas.

Feeding Our Neighbors; We Need to Help

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

By  Alice Kenny

Track stars, cheerleaders and lacrosse players joined teachers, students and administrators  at Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx to produce a synchronized two-minute PSA spotlighting their support for the Feeding Our Neighbors campaign.

“We need,” says one lacrosse player as he passes the ball, “to help” says his teammate as he scoops it up.

The Feeding Our Neighbors  campaign, launched by Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan  at mass on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, aims to collect by this Sunday, February 3,  more than one million meals for those in need.

“In one week’s time we’ve collected tons of food,” says Kathy Alexander, Cardinal Spellman High School Director of Christian Services.  “We invite everybody to be a part of this marvelous opportunity… because feeding our neighbors, helping our food pantries and our soup kitchens is essential to the gospel message.”

Do your part to make sure no hungry neighbor is turned away

  • $11.16 helps feed a child for one day.
  • $45 helps feed a family of four.
  • Text “CCHOPE” to 85944 to make a quick, easy $10 donation.

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