National Hunger Awareness Month September

As we enter National Hunger Awareness month, we’re reminded of the 35 million Americans at risk of hunger.  CATHOLIC CHARITIES provides Chicagoans with information on how they can help in the fight against hunger – an issue lurking in their own backyard. Through visiting the site, community members can learn how to:
– Host food drives
– Volunteer with local food programs

– Register for the September 30 Walk Against Hunger
– Enter our Hunger Awareness Month Poster Contest (for students ages 10 – 13)
Catholic Charities provides more than 5 million meals to those in need on a yearly basis, and also provides them with the tools they need to decrease their reliance on food pantries long-term, including case management and benefits screening; employment/job training services, and nutrition programs.

For more information, call  (312) 655-7315

Whether they are young or old, hungry or addicted, homeless or friendless, Catholic Charities sees the face of God in those in need. By providing food, clothing, shelter and counseling, we bring hope to the hopeless in the city of Chicago and its suburbs.

Catholic Charities: All about help and just about everywhere. Catholic Charities is in your neighborhood. With more than 160 programs at 158 locations across Cook and Lake counties, we help people of all races and religions move toward empowerment and self-sufficiency. Last year we touched the lives of more than 1.1 million parents, children, seniors and individuals, helping them through hard times.

Only 8 cents of every dollar donated goes toward our administrative expenses; the rest goes directly to help clients. While Catholic Charities raises funds separately from the Archdiocese of Chicago, we serve as the social service arm of the church. When clients seek help from Catholic Charities– whether for emergency assistance or for another type of help–they enter into a network with services that range from counseling to job training to immunization linkage.

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