IT TAKES A TEAM TO FIGHT HUNGER
Double the Impact of Your Gift through the Feed a Family Campaign
About the Feed a Family Campaign
Catholic Charities Jacksonville has been working tirelessly to meet the sharp increase in community need due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its long-lasting effects. This includes a significant spike in demand for our food pantry at St. Pius V Catholic Church – which provides more than 140 families each week with 50 to 75 pounds of food per household.
Last year, Catholic Charities Jacksonville donors generously gave $175,000 to the Feed a Family campaign in support of the food pantry through a matching gift from Karen and Greg Montana.
We are blessed to share that the Montanas are once again challenging us to raise $50,000, and they will personally match all donations up to $50,000 – automatically doubling your gift.
Our team is humbly asking you to once again support our mission to provide food for our hungry and vulnerable neighbors. We are also requesting notes of gratitude for our volunteers who are the backbone of this ministry as well as prayers for our mission.
The Impact of Our Food Pantry
The clients we serve often do not have enough money to buy healthy food for their families. They are unable to pay their bills. They deal with stress and insecurity on a regular basis, which has been exacerbated by the events of the past year.
With support from our dedicated volunteers and supporters, we have not only been able to keep our food pantry at St. Pius V Catholic Church open throughout the pandemic, but we also:
Adapted our food pantry to a drive-through, touchless delivery system
Increased the number of families served
Expanded our basic platform to include fresh milk
Removed limits on frequency of attendance
Added a weekly evening food distribution
Provided 22,330 families with 773,737 pounds of food valued at $1.3M (through our food pantry and the pop up pantry at The Jessie)