Catholic Charities News
At the heart of Catholic Charities of Boston is a goal of providing our community members in need with life’s basic necessities- including living assistance. Every day, our basic needs division helps individuals and families with rent, mortgage, heat and other emergency utility assistance. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, demand for our services has continued to increase as the community faces the lasting economic impacts of this health crisis.
Catholic Charities of Boston (CCAB) proudly operates five different food pantries across Eastern Massachusetts to distribute food to those in our communities who face food insecurity. Food insecurity is particularly on the rise now as we continue responding to the economic impacts of COVID-19. In fact, CCAB has distributed over 1.5 million lbs. of food just since March.
Seven months into the COVID-19 global health crisis, Catholic Charities of Boston continues to see the lasting economic impacts of the pandemic on a daily basis. Just since March, our five food pantries have distributed over 1.5 million lbs. of food to our community members in need, often serving hundreds of people in a single day. Our Basic Needs department has seen a signifant increase in people looking for living assistance with rent, mortgage, heat and utility payments. Typically, we serve about 13,000 people annually with holiday food and gift assistance.
At Catholic Charities of Boston, we’re fortunate to have many supporters, including dedicated and compassionate volunteers, donors and community partners who join us in our work delivering services to approximately 175,000 of our neighbors in need annually. We all share the same mission, to build a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people.