The parish community of The Shrine Church of St. Bernadette in Dyker Heights recently made a generous donation of canned soups for the Catholic Charities Souper Bowl of Caring canned soup collection. Students from St. Bernadette Catholic Academy participated by lending a helping hand to our Community Outreach Services team, transporting the donated boxes to serve our food pantry guests at our local pantry in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
The collaboration between Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, The Shrine Church of St. Bernadette and St. Bernadette Catholic Academy offers students an opportunity to serve others by meeting the nutritional needs of their neighbors facing the challenges of food insecurity, rising inflation and recent cuts to pandemic-era payments for low-income families on SNAP.
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For over 124 years, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, through its social services arm, Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, Inc., has been providing quality social services to the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens and currently offers 160-plus programs and services for children, youth, adults, older adults, and those struggling with mental illness. Since 1975, Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation, the affordable housing developer of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, has been transforming vacant land and buildings into affordable housing units and transforming the lives of individuals and families, and completed more than 4,450 units with supportive services for seniors, families, veterans and the formerly homeless. Since the pandemic began, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has provided much-needed food packages and services at 60 Catholic Charities parish-based food pantries and has distributed over $8.5 million in food assistance. Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens continues to deliver crucial mental health counseling, housing services, family services and early childhood education and COVID vaccines at a variety of locations. For more information, please visit www.ccbq.org.