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Covid 19 has affected just about every social justice issue on our website. 

The Life and Justice Ministry together with the St. Vincent de Paul Society would like to assist St. Charles Borromeo parishioners who may be struggling to meet their family's food needs, due to loss of income during Covid 19.

To do so, we need your help!

Pleases consider making a donation toward the purchase of grocery store gift cards for those in need.  

Sharing with the poor means mutual enrichment. And, if there are unhealthy social structures that prevent them from dreaming of the future, we must work together to heal them, to change them. And we are led to this by the love of Christ, Who loved us to the extreme (see Jn 13:1), and reaches the boundaries, the margins, the existential frontiers. Bringing the peripheries to the centre means focusing our life on Christ, Who “made Himself poor” for us, to enrich us “by His poverty” (2 Cor 8:9),2 as we have heard.                                                                       Pope Francis, General Audience, August 19, 2020



  • Message of Pope Francis for 2020 World Day of the Poor, June 13, 2020 - Zenit


The White House has abandoned its plan to kick people off food stamps who don’t work 20 hours per week — at least until the coronavirus outbreak is over.

  • SNAP - "The US Department of Agriculture released an analysis late Tuesday afternoon that showed the agency's proposed rule would mean nearly 1 million children would no longer be directly certified for free school meals based on their participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the formal name for food stamps." CNN, 10.16.19 



  • Hurricane Dorian pummeled the northwest Bahamas like no other storm on record. - Washington Post, 9.5.19


  • At Least 178,400 Children Face Severe Malnourishment in Somalia Says Save the Children - Zenit, 9.5.19

  • Catholic Relief Services in Somalia - CRS

  • On average, 2.5 million children experience homelessness in a year. More than 40 million Americans live in poverty. -