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18 Jan, 2012 | News

January is Poverty in America Awareness Month

January is Poverty in America Awareness month, and there’s no better way to start off the new year than by helping those in need.  Nearly 1 in 5 New Yorkers are living in poverty, and according to a new report released last week--40% of all New Yorkers are purchasing less food in order to stretch food resources and money.
To help New Yorkers in need, Catholic Charities has been providing quality social services to the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens for over 100 years.  The agency sponsors over 160 programs and services to more 110,000 neighbors a year, including children and youth, adults and seniors, individuals with developmental disabilities, those who are mentally ill or isolated, and provides 3,000 units of affordable housing. 
Here are some ways you can help CCBQ fight poverty in New York City:

Drop off canned goods at a local food pantry

Volunteer and provide personal support at one of our sites

Protect human services, such as CCBQ, by joining the Who cares? I Do. campaign.

Make a donation online at