25 Mar, 2021 | News
Catholic Charities Helps Homeless Community in Flushing, Queens
Catholic Charities Community Health & Wellness Services and Office of Mission were out in full force this past Sunday at St. Michael's Church in Flushing, Queens to help our homeless community. Our teams distributed 200 bags of non-perishable meals, masks and $25 gift cards. Special thanks to our many volunteers who lent a helping hand to help our neighbors in need.
Since the pandemic began, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has witnessed a 1,000 percent increase in food requests and has provided much-needed food packages and services at 49 Catholic Charities parish-based food pantries. In total, the agency distributed over $3.4 million in food assistance in 2020. In addition, Catholic Charities witnessed a 37 percent increase in clients in 2020, and continued to deliver mental health counseling, housing services, family services and early childhood education. For additional information, visit our website at www.ccbq.org.