We are thrilled to announce that Catholic Charities of Boston (CCAB) received a $62,500 grant from the Boston Resiliency Fund as part of their final round of awards. Since the onset of the pandemic, the Boston Resiliency Fund has awarded CCAB $256,340 in aid to support our community members in need through this trying time.
We will use this grant to support our two Boston food pantries and address the continued and expanded demand for food in low-income communities. The two pantries serve approximately 4,000 people each week. Each household receives a bag with 30 pounds of food, and they can visit the pantry once per week. CCAB also provides food for 150 families of members of the Agency's Teen Center at St. Peter's in Bowdoin-Geneva, 50 clients of Boston Health Care for the Homeless, and 125 households through community partners each week.
The Boston Resiliency Fund is the City of Boston's effort to help local philanthropic efforts providing essential services to Boston residents whose health and well-being are most immediately impacted by the pandemic.
We are immensely grateful to Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston for their continued support in helping us respond to the growing need for food assistance within our communities.