On August 21, 2020, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, District of Columbia (Catholic Charities DC) distributed 500 grocery boxes and ready-to-eat meals to families who have been affected by the economic downturn. Each car received a package of food that included about seven pounds of meat and fish and 10 pounds of fresh produce. The packages also included a prepared family meal created by the eight-person staff of Catholic Charities DC’s KitchenWork program, a catering and job training pilot program based in Hyattsville, Maryland.
This was the 16th large-scale food distribution as part of Catholic Charities DC’s efforts to combat increasing food insecurity in the Washington area due to the pandemic. Since March, the organization has provided more than 720,000 meals across all its food assistance programs.
Catholic Charities DC’s regular food assistance initiatives include distributions at three food pantries, giveaways to older adults and school children, and dinners for the poor and homeless through St. Maria’s Meals and Meals & Hope food truck services. The organization can also help individuals and families file for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefits.
Catholic Charities DC is a large independent social services agency in the Metropolitan D.C. area. As the charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Washington, Catholic Charities DC invests in communities by providing critical services to hundreds of thousands of people in need throughout the District of Columbia and Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland.
This was reported by Catholic Charities DC on August 19, 2020.
Contact information: Kate Kennedy, Communications Director, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, 924 G Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001-4532; 202-772-4312; Email email@example.com; Website: https://www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/