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Local Parish Donation Provides Aide for Food Assistance

Local Parish Donates $50K to Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens for Food Assistance

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens recently received a significant $50,000 donation from the parish community of the Basilica of Regina Pacis in Brooklyn. Monsignor Alfred P. LoPinto, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and Affiliated Agencies, expressed his gratitude to Fr. Sebastian Tarcisio Andro, pastor and the parish community for their generosity, stating, “Your support embodies the true spirit of compassion and will help us provide vital food assistance to our neighbors who need it the most.”

Father Sebastian Tarcisio Andro, pastor of the Basilica, emphasized the importance of solidarity among parishes, highlighting the variety of resources and needs across the diocese. He described the donation as a powerful example of the Catholic Church working together as one body united in love and charity, demonstrating our shared responsibility to care for our neighbors in need.

“Our parish donation is a drop, a humble seed entrusted to Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. They nurture that seed, which flourished in their vital programs and services,” shared Fr. Andro. “For 125 years, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has brought hope and transformation to those in need,” he added, urging other parishes to continue to support the agency to sustain this legacy and meet the ongoing needs of our community.

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For 125 years, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has been providing social services to those in need. Catholic Charities offers 160+ programs for children, families, older adults, and those with mental illness. Since 1975, Catholic Charities has built over 4,567 affordable housing units. Last year, we provided $6.5 million in food assistance at 60 parish-based food pantries, pop-up events, older adult centers, and home-delivered meals for the homebound elderly. We serve more than 500,000 individuals with emergency assistance, older adult services, mental health counseling, affordable housing, family services, and early childhood programs.