Charity of the Week
December 15th - 31st, 2017
Catholic Charities is a non-profit organization. Their mission is to provide access to healthy food for people faced with missing meals. They connect people able & willing to help, with those facing challenges in meeting their own or their family’s basic needs.
In 2012, Catholic Charities Emergency Services, the St. Cloud area’s largest food shelf, collected over 200,000 lbs of food and received $21,000. That may not sound like much of a reward, but since most food shelves have the ability to purchase 4 to 9 times as much as the average consumer at the grocery store, that’s $84,000 - $189,000 in food to feed the hungry.
The Catholic Charities Emergency Services Food Shelf serves persons in the immediate St. Cloud area, Sauk Rapids, Sartell, St. Augusta, and Waite Park.