2021 Spring Celebration Program - CCAB

Page 1

An evening dedicated to the fight against food insecurity

Tonight’s Virtual Program

Building a just & compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people


Dear Friends, On behalf of our Event Committee and Board of Trustees, thank you for joining us tonight for our annual Spring Celebration. While it remains unsafe for us to gather in person, this evening’s virtual program provides the opportunity to share information broadly across the communities we serve about Catholic Charities’ work, the growing urgency to help solve food insecurity, the strength and resilience of those we serve, and the dedication of our volunteers. We are grateful to our community partners, who share our collaborative spirit and steadfast dedication to serving our most vulnerable neighbors. We are fortunate to have three of these partners represented on this evening’s Food Insecurity Panel. Special thanks to Catherine D’Amato, Chief Executive Officer/President, Greater Boston Food Bank, Catalina López-Ospina, Director, Mayor’s Office of Food Access, and Nate Mook, Chief Executive Officer, World Central Kitchen, for their participation and contributions to this evening’s program. In addition, I would like to thank our sponsors for your generous spirit and commitment to Catholic Charities with acknowledgment of our Mission Sponsor, The Cummings Foundation, and our Kindness Sponsor, The Lynch Foundation. It is because of our supporters that Catholic Charities will continue to adapt to meet the evolving needs of those we serve as they persevere through the pandemic and beyond. Spring Celebration is the Agency’s signature fundraising event and is successful because of your help. All of us at Catholic Charities offer our deepest gratitude for your generosity to help care for those in need who rely on us every day. During this evening’s program, you will receive a sneak peek into the vision for Catholic Charities as we work to help those we serve successfully navigate these challenging times bringing them from crisis to stability to, ultimately, self-sufficiency. We require your support to bring this vision to fruition and enhance our core service areas, Basic Needs, Family & Youth Services, Adult Education & Workforce Development, and Refugee & Immigrant Services. Once again, thank you. I hope you enjoy this evening’s program and share it with your family and friends. With warm gratitude,

Kevin M. MacKenzie Board Chair, CEO and President


My Dear Friends, Please know of my appreciation for your joining us for Catholic Charities annual Spring Celebration. As we again gather in a virtual format, to as best possible provide for everyone’s well-being, it is encouraging that the success of the vaccination program allows us to look ahead with hope. We come other together this evening to fulfill Catholic Charities’ mission to build a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people. During our program, you will hear from an expert panel on the food insecurity crisis and how it impacts all our communities. Since the start of the pandemic, Massachusetts has experienced a 59% overall increase in food insecurity. We are grateful for the exemplary work of our panelists, who are committed to overcoming food insecurity in our lifetimes. In these difficult times we experience humanity at its essence. Neighbors helping neighbors because that is what they have been called to do. We show our appreciation for these Good Samaritans this evening as we honor our Catholic Charities Champions. We are blessed to have such dedicated volunteers who continue to put the needs of others first. Although we do not know the lasting impact of the pandemic, what is known is that Catholic Charities will maintain, innovate, and expand its programs and services to meet the needs of those who turn to us seeking assistance. Please know of my gratitude for all your support to sustain and advance this critically important work. With the assurance of my prayers for your good health and safety and the same for your loved ones, I am, Sincerely yours in Christ,

Archbishop of Boston


Tonight’s Virtual Program WELCOME Emcee Anthony Everett, WCVB-TV Chronicle Anchor CELEBRATING OUR CATHOLIC CHARITIES CHAMPIONS Volunteers who rose to the challenges of this past year, keeping their neighbors needs at the forefront. F Eddie Mercado F Rod Powell & Team from St. Cecilia’s Parish F Catholic Charities North’s English as a Second Language (ESOL) Volunteer Teachers F The 2020 Boston College Football Team

CATHOLIC CHARITIES WELCOME & UPDATE Kevin M. MacKenzie, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston Chair of the Board & CEO CLIENT STORY Donnette McManus


7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Virtual Program

Emcee | Anthony Everett Anchor, WCVB-TV’s Chronicle

FOOD INSECURITY PANEL sponsored by

PA N E L I S T S Beth Chambers, Director of Catholic Charities Greater Boston & South Divisions Catherine D’Amato, Chief Executive Officer/ President, Greater Boston Food Bank Catalina López-Ospina, Director, Mayor’s Office of Food Access, City of Boston Nate Mook, Chief Executive Officer, World Central Kitchen M O D E R AT O R Kelley Tuthill, Chief Operating Officer, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston

CATHOLIC CHARITIES’ FOOD SECURITY NETWORK PREVIEW CARDINAL’S REMARKS Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, OFM Cap. PROGRAM CLOSE Kirk Franklin’s “My World Needs You” performed by The Liturgy Arts Group of Boston College | Meyer J. Chambers, Director Spring Celebration is our annual benefit for the areas of greatest need. Please consider supporting our programs and services this evening.


S P R I N G C E L E B R AT I O N C O M M I T T E E & B O A R D S

THANK YOU TO OUR SPRING CELEBRATION EVENT COMMITTEE

Rabbi Marc Baker K. Douglas Briggs & Claudia Sorgi David & Judy Castaldi Paul Clancy Bill & Joyce Cummings Edward & Dawn D’Alelio James D. Gallagher Bob Giannino Linda Sloane Kay Meb Keflezighi Patricia Dinneen & John Mooney Michael & Kathleen Nilles Thomas & Linda Norton Sr. Norma Pimentel, M.J. Vincent Rougeau Barry Sloane

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Mark T. Bettencourt Michael R. Brown Brian Carroll Fernando Dangond Douglas J. Farrington Jennifer M. Fay Rev. J. Bryan Hehir Mark B. Kerwin Richard C. Lord Kevin M. MacKenzie James P. McDonough Maura T. Murphy Walter Osterman Bishop Peter J. Uglietto

REGIONAL ADVISORY BOARDS

Greater Boston - Mark Lippolt, Chair Labouré Center Merrimack Valley - Elizabeth Broderick, Chair North - Michelle McGinness, Chair


C AT H O L I C C H A R I T I E S C H A M P I O N S

Catholic Charities Champions

Eddie Mercado After learning about food insecurity in his own community, 11-year-old Eddie organized a canned food drive to benefit Catholic Charities of Boston’s food pantries.

North ESOL Volunteer Teachers

Alison Anholt, Dan Barlekamp, Heather Brine-Martin, Patricia Buckley, Donna Defranco, Jane Dwyer, Evan Freedman, Eugenia Guastaferri, Cliff Jean-Philippe, Gabriel Mangiello, Dawna Matkevicius, Cathy Marie Michael, Anne Nigro, Nancy Powell, Kay Reilly, Linda Roemer, Grace Sparkman, Allan Suiyanka, & Marty Tierney Since the onset of the pandemic, these volunteer teachers have gone above and beyond to help support their students’ education and well-being.

Rod Powell & Team from St. Cecilia’s Parish Rod is a dedicated St. Cecilia’s parishioner who purchases food and hygiene products each week to donate to CCAB’s Yawkey Center food pantry

Boston College Football Team These all-star athletes sprang into action during the holidays to pack and distribute produce bags to thousands of food pantry clients.


F O O D I N S E C U R I T Y PA N E L : PA N E L I S T S

PA N E L I S T

PA N E L I S T

Director of Greater Boston & South Divisions, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston

Chief Executive Officer / President, Greater Boston Food Bank

Beth Chambers

Beth was born and raised in Albany, New York. When Beth was young, she would accompany her mother, who was the Director of Disaster Services for the American Red Cross in North Eastern New York, to fires and natural disasters. Her commitment to service was instilled in her from the start. Beth joined Catholic Charities over 30 years ago. She serves as an exemplar to her staff by placing the client first and her consistent presence on the frontlines. Currently, Beth leads teams responsible for the management of a diverse array of programs spanning Basic Needs, Education and Workforce Development and Family and Youth Services. She is a fierce advocate for food security. During the pandemic, Beth and her teams have worked creatively and diligently to meet the fivefold increase in need they have experienced while protecting the safety of staff and clients. Beth has a strong network of dedicated donors and volunteers, whose support has been instrumental in meeting the surge in demand over the past year. In addition to her work at Catholic Charities, Beth is a Field Supervisor for Bridgewater State University’s bachelor-level social work interns and Boston College Graduate School of Social Work interns. She sits on the Advisory Committee for the Greater Boston Food Bank. She is chair of the Executive Director’s Committee for United Way of Greater Plymouth County and is representative to their Board of Directors and is the second vice-president on the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund Board of Directors. Beth holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Brockport State College and a master’s degree in social work from the University of New York at Albany.

Catherine D’Amato

A tireless advocate for the hungry for more than 40 years, Catherine D’Amato assumed the leadership of GBFB in 1995. During her tenure, she has transformed GBFB into a $180 million charitable business and increased GBFB’s distribution from 7.5 million meals a year to more than 82 million healthy meals this past year. She has grown GBFB’s network to include nearly 600 partner food pantries, meal programs and direct distribution sites across the 190 cities and towns across Eastern Massachusetts. Under D’Amato’s guidance, GBFB has risen to the unprecedented challenge of responding to the surge in hunger due to the COVID-19 pandemic, distributing nearly 100 million pounds in 2020 to GBFB partner agencies that report serving over double the number of people in need. In 2021, GBFB marked its 40th anniversary since its incorporation while also distributing its 1 billionth pound of food which was accelerated by D’Amato’s leadership through the COVID-19 crisis. D’Amato led GBFB’s partnership with Children’s HealthWatch, a nonpartisan research organization, to undertake groundbreaking research on the health-related costs of hunger in Massachusetts. The study found that hunger cost Massachusetts at least $2.4 billion a year. Her focus on providing nutritious food to those struggling with hunger has remained steadfast as she recognizes the connection between hunger and health outcomes and the disproportionate impact hunger has had on high-need communities. She is committed to closing the hunger gap for the over 500,000 people in need across Eastern Massachusetts while supporting healthy lives and healthy communities. Beyond her role at GBFB, D’Amato is the founder of the Hunger to Health Collaboratory (H2HC), a group of crosssector stakeholders developing innovative solutions to reduce the health consequences of hunger. D’Amato currently serves on the board of trustees of Fidelity Charitable and Eastern Bank; the board of directors of the Forsyth Institute and the Massachusetts Food Association.


PA N E L I S T S & M O D E R AT O R

PA N E L I S T

PA N E L I S T

Director, Mayor’s Office of Food Access, City of Boston

Chief Executive Officer, World Central Kitchen

Nate Mook

Catalina López-Ospina Catalina was appointed by the Mayor in 2016 as Director of the Office of Food Access. Her mission is to ensure that all Bostonians have access to the food that they need and want. The Office of Food Access is committed to building a vibrant, inclusive food culture in Boston that is reflective of the diverse residents of the City. Catalina López Ospina was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia, where she studied science at the University of Antioquia. Her work with disenfranchised communities in Colombia is what led her to public service. She moved to Boston in 2008 to be with her family. Catalina worked in the Boston Public Health Commission at the Homeless Services Bureau for four years as a manager at Serving Ourselves Farm, employing homeless individuals to produce food for the shelter and low-income communities. She started working at the Office of Food Access in May 2016.

Catalina strongly advocates for food sovereignty and access to food as a right, not a privilege.

Nate began his career as a tech entrepreneur and later worked as documentary producer, leading film productions around the world for the UN, USAID, and World Bank. He produced the film Baltimore Rising for HBO. Nate previously developed and spearheaded TEDx events in numerous countries, and was selected as a Gates Foundation “Change Hero” for his work with TEDx elevating voices in underserved communities. Nate began working with José Andrés and World Central Kitchen in 2012, and together they produced a PBS/National Geographic documentary on Haiti in 2015. Nate led World Central Kitchen’s food relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in September 2017, ultimately becoming WCK’s CEO in early 2018. Since then, Nate has led the organization’s dramatic growth and strategic shift to its current work using food as a solution to humanitarian crises around the world.

M O D E R AT O R

Kelley Tuthill

Chief Operating Officer, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston and Award-winning former WCVB-TV Reporter & Anchor

Before joining Catholic Charities, Kelley served as Regis College’s first Vice President of Marketing & Communications.

Kelley joined Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston in January 2021. In her role as COO she leads several administrative functions including Advancement, Human Resources, Legal, and Marketing Communications. Her input and leadership are critical to the Agency’s aspirations to generate more resources for programs, refine and strengthen the brand, and improve the efficiency of various business functions.

Kelley worked for nearly two decades as an anchor and reporter, writing and producing content for all WCVB platforms. She won the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association’s Best Use of Digital Media award for multiplatform coverage of the Whitey Bulger trial. She was also part of a team that covered the Boston Marathon bombing, its aftermath and ensuing trial, which won three National Headliner Awards and several Emmys.

Kelley received her doctorate in higher education leadership from Regis College, master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame. She serves on the Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters Advisory Council and the Gallivan Journalism Board. She also is an advisory board member at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


FOOD SECURITY NETWORK PREVIEW

Food Security Network Preview The global pandemic has hit communities hard with lasting economic fallout for families. Massachusetts experienced the largest increase in food insecurity in the nation—59% overall since the start of the pandemic and 102% among children. The time has come for a modern solution to food insecurity. Catholic Charities is uniquely positioned to make a lasting impact. Catholic Charities’ vision for the Food Security Network is to create a coordinated regional food distribution system across Eastern Massachusetts. Catholic Charities will accomplish this by activating parishes and volunteers throughout the Archdiocese, supported by modern regional pantry hubs. This way, Catholic Charities can efficiently and effectively move food from large-scale suppliers to communities where the need is greatest. This major initiative sets out to address food insecurity in Eastern Massachusetts in coordination with key partners in and around Boston. Catholic Charities will build the first modern choice pantries in Lynn and Dorchester. These will serve as models for future locations. We will build on our expertise as a food distribution agency, our strong partnerships, our extensive volunteer network, our significant geographic footprint, and our unique potential to create a coordinated pantry network across the Archdiocese and Eastern Massachusetts. Modern pantry hubs will be located strategically to support smaller parish-based or communitybased pantries around the region. In addition, Catholic Charities will upgrade its existing facilities ensuring regional multi-service centers offer clients one-stop access to our four core services; Basic Needs, Family and Youth Services, Adult Education and Workforce Development, and Refugee and Immigrant Services. The pandemic has strained operations and increased the urgency for the modernization of our facilities and technology. With your help, Catholic Charities will launch the Food Security Network.


S P R I N G C E L E B R AT I O N S P O N S O R S

Mission Sponsors Anonymous

Bill & Joyce Cummings

Kindness Sponsors The Lynch Foundation

Compassion Sponsors Anonymous

Century Bank Paul J. & Ellen Clancy Eastern Minerals Company

- Shelagh Mahoney

James D. & JoAnne Gallagher James & Mary Judge Michael & Kathleen Nilles Rosmarie Scully

Dignity Sponsors

Anonymous Allways Health Partners Kevin & Ann Cloherty Paul E. Connolly C. Michael & Janet Daley Devereaux Charitable Fund Patricia M. Dinneen, PhD & John Mooney, MD Edward & Lillian Fassino John Harrington Albert J. & Diane E. Kaneb Mark B. & Annemarie L. Kerwin Liberty Mutual Insurance Richard C. Lord Massachusetts State Council Knights of Columbus Thomas & Donna May Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C. Lea Sorgi The Drew Company Wakefield Investments, Inc.

Justice Sponsors

John F. & Lisa Batter Mark & Kristen Bettencourt Doug Briggs & Claudia Sorgi Charlesbank - Kim & Judy Davis Paul & Margaret Chisholm Jim & Janice DiStasio RoseMary & Dan Fuss Kelly Family Foundation, Inc. David J. & Lynne M. Hegarty Kevin & Sharon MacKenzie James & Lynn McDonough Maura T. Murphy Massachusetts Financial Services Norel Service Company - Tom & Linda Norton Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance Company Paul & Mary Beth Sandman

Charity Sponsors

AAFCPAs ACcommunication Partners - Ann Carter Paul & Joan Crowley Edward & Dawn D’Alelio Joseph M. Flynn Michael & Nancy Herde John & Rosemary MacKinnon David & Sarah Madigan Pinnacle HR Solutions - Timothy Doherty Bill Sheehan William J. Sheehan Kelley J. Tuthill & Brendan Ward Winn Family Charitable Foundation


Independent & Assisted Living and Memory Care

Why wait? No rent increase for 6 years! Enjoy good friends, an active social calendar, and three gourmet meals daily in elegant dining rooms with warm, friendly neighbors. Virtually all residents are fully vaccinated against COVID. • Daily Catholic Mass on site • Enjoy new friendships • Eat delicious home-cooked meals

• Swim in our indoor 84-degree lap pool • Explore new activities; have new adventures • Exercise in the on-site health and fitness club

400 Hemenway St., Marlborough | 508-460-5200 | CountryCommunities.com

S P R I N G C E L E B R AT I O N : M I S S I O N S P O N S O R


A PROUD SPONSOR OF

C AT H O L I C C H A R I T I E S O F B O S T O N

S P R I N G C E L E B R AT I O N : K I N D N E S S S P O N S O R


haleyhouse.org/catering

S P R I N G C E L E B R AT I O N : C O M PA S S I O N S P O N S O R


A PROUD SPONSOR OF

C AT H O L I C C H A R I T I E S O F B O S T O N

S P R I N G C E L E B R AT I O N : C O M PA S S I O N S P O N S O R


A PROUD SPONSOR OF

C AT H O L I C C H A R I T I E S O F B O S T O N

S P R I N G C E L E B R AT I O N : C O M PA S S I O N S P O N S O R


In a year when our communities need help more than ever, we are proud to support the essential work of Catholic Charities.

Jim and Mary Judge are proud supporters of Catholic Charities

S P R I N G C E L E B R AT I O N : C O M PA S S I O N S P O N S O R


A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL T H E S T A F F, E D U C A T O R S , CAREGIVERS, VOLUNTEERS, AND DONORS WHO SUPPORT T H E G R E AT W O R K O F C AT H O L I C CHARITIES OF BOSTON. YOU ALL HELP TO BUILD A JUST A N D C O M PA S S I O N AT E S O C I E T Y ROOTED IN THE DIGNITY OF ALL PEOPLE.

Paul J. & Ellen Clancy

S P R I N G C E L E B R AT I O N : C O M PA S S I O N S P O N S O R


S P R I N G C E L E B R AT I O N : C O M PA S S I O N S P O N S O R


InternatIonal UnIon of operatIng engIneers local 4

Supports

Catholic Charities Spring Celebration

William D. McLaughlin, Business Manager Michael J. Bowes, President David F. Shea, Jr., Vice President Christopher T. Fogarty, Recording Secretary Paul C. DiMinico, Financial Secretary David F. Fantini, Treasurer Business Representatives Michael J. Bowes Robert A. Burr Paul C. DiMinico David D. Dobson, Jr. David F. Fantini Christopher T. Fogarty David F. Shea, Jr. Organizer/Legislative Representative Christopher L. Carey Training Coordinator Michael J. Carey

S P R I N G C E L E B R AT I O N : F U L L PA G E A D S P O N S O R


WE ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT C AT H O L I C C H A R I T I E S A N D I T S MISSION OF SOCIAL JUSTICE A N D C O M PA S S I O N F O R A L L .

Paul & Margie Chisholm

On behalf of those we serve and everyone at Catholic Charities, thank you to all of our donors, partners and volunteers for your generosity and support in helping care for those in need. Kevin & Sharon MacKenzie

S P R I N G C E L E B R AT I O N : J U S T I C E S P O N S O R


MASSACHUSETTS STATE COUNCIL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Always in support of Catholic Charities MASSACHUSETTS STATE COUNCIL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Always in support of Catholic Charities

On behalf of our brother knights and families throughout Massachusetts Michael Lesperance, State Deputy Very Reverend Matthew J. Westcott, VF, State Chaplain Thomas M. Butler, State Secretary Robert S. Schwarz, State Treasurer Nicholas W. Melanchook, State Advocate Eric D. Oulette, State Warden Paul A. Flanagan, Immediate Past State Deputy For information on joining the Knights of Columbus, call or write Past State Deputy Russell A. Steinbach, Executive Secretary 470 Washington Street Norwood, MA 02062 781-551-0628 state.office@masskofc.org

S P R I N G C E L E B R AT I O N : J U S T I C E S P O N S O R


A PROUD SPONSOR OF

C AT H O L I C C H A R I T I E S O F B O S T O N

Tom & Linda Norton Norel Service Company

Quincy Mutual Group is a proud supporter of the Catholic Charities Spring Celebration and the fight against food insecurity. QUINCY MUTUAL GROUP SERVING YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS SINCE 1851.

S P R I N G C E L E B R AT I O N : J U S T I C E S P O N S O R


Thank you, Catholic Charities, for leading the fight to end hunger. Kristyn Snyer McKenna A T T O R N E Y

A T

L A W

9 Billerica Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824 T E L E P H O N E : 978-244-0099 Specializing in: • • • •

juvenile law special education family law child custody

• visitation • adoption & guardianships

Better You, Better World Graduate, undergraduate, and doctoral programs for people who want to change lives and be a force for good in the world. Explore our academic programs at regiscollege.edu WESTON, LAWRENCE, ONLINE

S P R I N G C E L E B R AT I O N : H A L F PA G E A D S P O N S O R S


Core Programmatic Areas & Community Impact

Family & Youth Services

Basic Needs Catholic Charities helps tens of thousands of individuals annually with food, shelter and living assistance that helps them move from crisis to stability to ultimately, self-sufficiency.

Catholic Charities supports families throughout the community with an integrated system of programs and services that help them lead safe, secure lives.

} Catholic Charities has increased its average monthly food distribution to approximately 200,000 pounds, which translates to about 167,000 individual meals

} 1,200 children enroll annually in our quality curriculum-based childcare throughout Greater Boston’s most impoverished communities

} Our cost to distribute an individual meal is $1.45 } Catholic Charities shelters average a combined 147 available beds per night*

} 400 children and adolescents receive counseling service

} 1,300+ clients are aided with rent, mortgage, and utilities

* T his number fluctuates as a result of the pandemic, because people need to be distanced as much as possible.

Adult Education & Workforce Development Education is one of the most important steps on the path to self-sufficiency, helping people secure jobs that provide livable wages. For 35 million adults in the U.S., English is a second language, which can create barriers to education, employment and higher wages. } 2,000 adults in high poverty communities gain English proficiency at one of our five adult education centers

PA SS PO

RT

Refugee & Immigrant Services

Immigrants and refugees arrive in Boston seeking opportunities, often fleeing challenging circumstances in their home countries, including war, persecution, violence ,and extreme poverty. As both a moral and economic imperative we help these individuals and families adjust to their new lives and integrate into society. } 16,770 limited English speakers have an interpreter to help access education, health, and social services

} Over 1,000 students earn workforce development credentials and job readiness skills

} Over 500 unaccompanied migrant children receive legal orientation to the U.S. immigration system

} 600 clients join a promising career track by earning credentials through our training programs for Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides, and human services occupations

} 225 refugees and unaccompanied migrant children fleeing violence, physical, and sexual abuse and neglect receive specialized case management


Coming in the Fall of 2021:

Continuing the Conversation About the Food Security Network Live Q&A panel featuring: Kevin M. MacKenzie

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston Chair of the Board & Chief Executive Officer

Kelley Tuthill

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston Chief Operating Officer

Beth Chambers

- Catholic Charities Director of Greater Boston & South Divisions

More information to follow.


How You Can Help End Hunger in Your Community Friends Feeding Families is an ongoing initiative where community members assemble donations to support our food pantry efforts. Friends Feeding Family volunteers can: F Host a Brown Bag Packing Party in your home, school, work or virtually F Invite your friends, family, colleagues, or children’s classmates to support our food pantries by bringing contributing groceries or by purchasing gift cards to assemble and donate to Catholic Charities food pantries. F Fill a Brown Bag with Groceries and bring to your local Catholic Charities food pantry F Fill a bag with non-perishable foods from our list, which we will provide, and we’ll make sure it is given to a neighbor in need. F Organize a Gift Card Collection

Our food pantries use gift cards to supplement donated food and to replenish high-demand items This year alone, Catholic Charities of Boston has distributed almost 3.5 million pounds of food to thousands of our neediest neighbors of all faiths at our food pantries.

Interested?

Please visit C C AB . O R G / FR I EN D SFEED I N G FA M I L I E S or conntact Holly Clark at holly_clark@ccab.org for more information.


About Us As one of the largest social service nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston serves our most vulnerable neighbors each year, regardless of religion, race, gender, age, disability, or ethnicity. Our Core Services

Where We Serve

Basic Needs

(Food, Shelter & Living Assistance)

Haverhill

Family & Youth Services Education & Workforce Development Refugee & Immigrant Services Catholic Charities’ annual operating budget is $40 million, one-third of

which is provided by the support of

Gloucester

Peabody

Lowell

Lynn Somerville Newton

Salem

Malden

Boston Hull

private individuals and institutions.

We depend on the generosity of our donors, foundations, corporations, volunteers, and others in the

community to ensure services and programs are provided to those

Brockton

most in need at our 23 locations

throughout Eastern Massachusetts.

Stay in the know and be up to date!

CCAB.ORG

FOLLOW US ONLINE:

PARTNERS WITH:

    Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our tax ID number is 04-2534041.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES - ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON | 275 WEST BROADWAY, BOSTON, MA 02127 | CCAB.ORG


Millions discover their favorite reads on issuu every month.

Give your content the digital home it deserves. Get it to any device in seconds.