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19 May, 2021 | News

MET Council Partners with Community Organizations to Launch Anti-Hate Initiative: Hate Has No Home Here

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is proud to partner with the Met Council for their Hate Has No Home Here event at Our Lady of Angels Food Pantry in Brooklyn. Today, Catholic Charities is working with the Met Council to stop Asian hate amid COVID-19, while helping our neighbors in need. We're working together to distribute food to struggling neighbors in need, offering SNAP information and screenings and providing mental hope and healing via NY Project Hope.

"The pandemic has brought to light a darkness that lurks in the shadows of society that is not only anti-Asian but anti-Christian," said Monsignor Alfred LoPinto, Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and affiliate agencies. "Any act of hatred done onto our neighbors fails to uphold the dignity and value of our diverse society. Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens stand in solidarity with the Met Council, UJA of New York, Council of Peoples Organizations, CPC, Boys and Girls Club of Harlem, and La Jornada in the Anti-Hate Initiative: Hate Has No Home Here."

See Currents News coverage of the event, here.

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.