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Poverty Awareness Month

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens joins the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in bringing awareness to the gripping problem of poverty.
By providing meals to the elderly and hungry preschoolers … by helping individuals who struggle to survive and live paycheck to paycheck … by decreasing the despair of the isolated … by increasing affordable housing in our neighborhoods … and so much more, we help those who are struggling throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
According to the CCHD, 1 in 7 American households were food insecure last year, and 1 in 6 Americans live in poverty. In 2017, through our partnership with parishes in the Diocese of Brooklyn and network of 20 food pantries, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens distributed more than one million meals to 115,000 people.  We are also one of the largest providers of affordable housing in the nation with 4,330 affordable housing units with supportive services for seniors, families, the formerly homeless, those with HIV and those struggling with mental illness.
There are still so many who need our assistance. With the help of concerned individuals and foundations that support our good work, we can continue to provide for children, families and individuals through our 160 programs and services that reach those in most need.