During the past few months, low-income families and individuals in New York City have faced insurmountable challenges. An article about inflation’s effect on the working poor in today’s New York Times shows the glaring disparity between those struggling to make ends meet with those who aren’t, saying, “food insecurity isn’t about food… food insecurity is about income.”
Yet, through it all, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has offered help, hope, and support for struggling families through our Community Outreach Programs and 60 Catholic Charities parish-based food pantries. Since the summer began, Catholic Charities has increased access via more food pantries, pop-up food pantries, health and wellness events, and the services provided at our community outreach centers.
Working families are using our pantries as an extra resource during these difficult times. And while families who came at the beginning of the pandemic stopped coming once they were re-employed, they know that they can always count on our services as an extra supplement.
Food pop-ups and health and wellness events will be scheduled throughout the rest of the year to continue helping low-income individuals and working families in need.
To read more about how Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is helping families make ends meet, read the following articles we were featured in recently:
August 8, 2022: https://catholicnews.com/families-food-banks-seek-creative-ways-to-counter-inflations-bite
July 6, 2022: https://thetablet.org/inflation-sparks-the-need-for-ccbqs-food-distribution-events/
For more information and for a list of the next pop-up and health and wellness events, visit https://www.ccbq.org/liveitup/ or contact Richard Slizeski, VP, Office of Mission.