The COVID-10 pandemic is affecting people across the globe. Many individuals and families in our communities are finding themselves in a pinch, lacking the basic necessities to support their families during this time of uncertainty. At Catholic Charities of Boston, our focus remains on supporting and providing for our neighbors in need.
During this stressful time, with so many suffering and fearful, we want to shine a light on the helpers who continue to show up to serve those who need it the most. We are so grateful for the CCAB community—our staff, volunteers and donors—who come together to help our neighbors all the time, but especially during this time of great need.
Take a look at what’s going on across the agency as we work to continue the programs and services that help over 175,000 people each year.
Here’s what’s going on in our Basic Needs program:
We’ve been busy putting together prepackaged food bags at each of our five food pantries. Our dedicated volunteers continue to show up to help with packaging and distributing these essentials to our neighbors in need. Volunteer groups are also coming forward from Holy Name and St. Cecilia parishes and the Brockton Public Schools.
We simply could not do what we do without the support and hard work of our volunteers. Cathy, pictured here, has been a dependable and indispensable volunteer at our Merrimack Valley Food Pantry in Lowell for over two years. At the young age of over 80, she says it brings her joy to help those less fortunate and know that she is doing her part.
We owe a special "thank you" to the organizations who help us stock our pantries, and provide for our shelter residents. Boston Public Schools and RLC (Rescuing Leftover Cuisine) both recently donated food to our St. Ambrose family shelter in Dorchester. St. Ambrose is also delivering food bags and other essentials to those in need in the local community through this crisis.
Lovin' Spoonfuls continues to be an amazing partner, delivering food to our pantry locations to help feed our neighbors in need. Just last week, they donated hundreds of pounds of food which helped us serve almost 700 families.
Here’s what’s going on in our Youth and Family Services program:
The staff at the Teen Center at St. Peter's makes sure that every teen enrolled in the program has food, and for those who have been unable to make it to the Center, others deliver the food to them!
CCAB’s team of behavioral health clinicians continues serving their clients via telephone and video conference appointments, as we encourage social distancing but also understand the positive impact that these appointments have on many individuals in our community.
We are supporting Boston Public Schools’ meal distributions with interpreter services to further aid our community members during a very vulnerable time.
Continue checking back here regularly for more stories of our community champions.
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