Help Us Feed Children In Need
Support Food-Insecure Students & Families
"If Catholic Charities was not here…Our students would suffer.”
- Shana Adams, Principal of Susie E. Tolbert Elementary School
On a Friday afternoon, 10-year-old Melinda* eats her school lunch as slowly as she can, trying to savor every bite. She knows the refrigerator at home is empty and the pantry is bare. She dreads the weekend and the hunger pangs she knows come with it.
This is the harsh reality for countless local children like Melinda, but you can help families like Melinda’s put food on the table by supporting Catholic Charities Jacksonville today.
Our Weekend Hunger Backpack Program ensures students like Melinda don’t go hungry when they head home. We offer healthy, shelf-stable food to 100 food-insecure kids each week, and plan to reach more soon. We also provide critical hunger relief for families via our food pantry twice weekly and help struggling seniors, homeless teens, and local church communities.
We need your help to continue serving thousands each month. Here are a few ways your gift can make an impact:
- $24 provides two children with weekend hunger-relief backpacks
- $50 feeds one senior citizen for two weeks
- $134 feeds one family of four for two weeks
Please consider sharing your gratitude this season by making a donation that will help us fill the gap for those in need. We ensure $0.92 of every dollar goes directly toward helping our clients!
Wishing you and your family a blessed holiday season,
Catholic Charities Jacksonville
*Name changed for privacy