Catholic Charities Community Health & Wellness Services recently hosted our Health & Wellness Resource Fair at Our Lady of Mercy Food Pantry in Brooklyn. Over 160 participants were provided materials on COVID-19 safety, including proper mask wearing and the importance of being vaccinated. Also in attendance were our NY Project Hope Crisis Support Counselors and SCO Family of Services. Additionally, guests were offered on-site nasal swab COVID-19 testing. Our guests left feeling happy and reassured with our resources and services and are looking forward to our future health fairs.
Presentations were offered in English, Spanish and Chinese to serve our diverse community.
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.