Though we are an international organization, Cross International Catholic Outreach occasionally finds the opportunity to reach out to those in need in our own community.
This month we’ve partnered with St. Maurice Catholic Church to distribute 21,000-pounds of Thanksgiving food supplies to hundreds of the poor in South Florida.
On Friday, a few Cross Catholic staff members went to St. Maurice in Fort Lauderdale, where the donated food was being given to local food pantries and charity groups to be distributed to the poor. The food will help meet the increased demand among South Florida’s destitute, especially during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
Cross Catholic also provided another 20,000 pounds of food that will be distributed to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and homes of needy families by Broward Outreach Center, which cares for hundreds of homeless men, women, and children in South Florida.
“This is a huge blessing for us,” said James Whitworth, center director of the Broward Outreach Center. “With the downturn in the economy, donations are down and everyone is scrambling. So when partnerships like this happen it is great blessing, especially for the needy families who depend on us for food.”
Cross Catholic is blessed and thankful for the many generous Catholic benefactors who make outreach projects like this possible! Visit our website for more information on how you can help the poor through Cross Catholic.
Click here to see photos from the food distribution on Friday.