Posts Tagged ‘Hunger Project’

Catholic Charities Launches Feeding Our Neighbors Campaign to Collect One Million Meals for Those in Need

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Catholic Charities New York Executive Director shakes hands with John Ruskay, Executive Vice President and CEO of UJA-Federation of New York

By Alice Kenny

Responding to already-strained food pantry shelves further depleted by Hurricane Sandy, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan launched the second annual Feeding Our Neighbors  campaign aimed at collecting more than one million meals for those in need.  Cardinal Dolan began this year’s campaign on Sunday, January 27, 2013, during Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities NY concelebrated the mass.

This year, the campaign, which runs through February 3, 2013, represents an interfaith initiative with the UJA-Federation of New York. The Wall Street Journal reported that officials said this was one of the largest interfaith efforts of its kind.

“So often today…we see signs of religion as a cause of hate and division,” Cardinal Dolan told a packed Sunday Mass. “But in New York we are so proud that religion brings people together and that it takes care of God’s most forgotten people.”

Following Mass,  John S. Ruskay, executive vice president and CEO of UJA-Federation of New York, and William E. Rapfogel, executive director and CEO of Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council), a UJA-Federation of New York beneficiary agency, joined Cardinal Dolan and Msgr. Sullivan in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral to load food donations onto Catholic Charities’ Mobile Food Pantry and Met Council trucks for delivery to food pantries, soup kitchens and meal programs that serve New Yorkers in need.

After that, Msgr. Sullivan, Mr. Ruskay and Mr. Rapfogel kicked off UJA-Federation’s “Super Sunday” phone-a-thon to solicit additional donations.

During this time of great need, one in five New York State children grow up in poverty and more than one million New Yorkers do not have enough to eat.

This campaign grows out of an awareness and concern that embraces New Yorkers of all religions who must turn to food pantries, soup kitchens and senior center meal programs, to sustain themselves and their families.

Listen to Msgr. Sullivan’s interview with Mr. Ruskay about the Feeding Our Neighbors campaign aired Saturday, January 26 on JustLove, The Catholic Channel 129 Sirius XM Satellite Radio.

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Help Feed Your New York Neighbors

Friday, January 25th, 2013

By Alice Kenny

Do your part to make sure no hungry neighbor is turned away. www.CatholicCharitiesNY.org/FeedingOurNeighbors

  • $11.16 helps feed a child for one day.
  • $45 helps feed a family of four for one day.

From January 27th-February 3rd, you can help answer the call to feed the hungry through Catholic Charities annual Feeding Our Neighbors campaign to replenish New York’s stretched food pantries and soup kitchens.  Your contribution can do so much.

Hunger is Growing as Resources Dry Up

Friday, January 18th, 2013

By Alice Kenny

  • Read Catholic New York’s report about how, for the second year in a row, archdiocesan Catholic Charities will hold the week-long “Feeding Our Neighbors” campaign.  Its goal is to raise enough food and money donations to provide 1 million meals.
  • Click here and help us feed our neighbors.

Rockland County Inaugural Hunger Awareness and Action Week

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Catholic Community Services in Rockland County –along with a core group of representatives from Rockland county-based organizations that work to feed the hungry — are using National Hunger Awareness Month, September 2012, as a springboard to call attention to local needs and local organizations working to combat hunger.

They are proclaiming September 6 – September 13 as Rockland County’s inaugural “Hunger Awareness and Action Week” to increase donations to food pantries and feeding programs and step up efforts to raise awareness of the issue of hunger.

Click here to learn more about Hunger Awareness Action Week events that you can join to help feed the hungry.

Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness: HomeBase and How You Can Help

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Catholic Charities is helping mark the 25th anniversary of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, the first major federal legislation to address homelessness, with the expansion of the Catholic Charities HomeBase program.

The McKinney-Vento Act, landmark legislation when it was first enacted in July 1987, helps homeless men, women and children break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. At HomeBase, a city-wide program prompted by the Act, families and individuals receive key support to prevent them from drifting into homelessness and to develop plans for long-term housing stability.

Support for Catholic Charities HomeBase comes in part from the McKinney-Vento Act and its Emergency Solutions Grant for homeless-prevention services to families without children and single adults. The bulk of funding comes from the Emergency Assistance to Families (EAF) program to supports assistance to families with children.

Eligible Services for Families with Children:

• Case management
• Emergency Financial Assistance
• Job Training
• Financial education
• Mediation
• Budgeting

Eligible Services for families without children and single adults

• Housing relocation and stabilization services
• Rental Assistance

Please watch and listen to how Catholic Charities feeds the hungry and shelters the homeless and learn how you can help.