Hunger Awareness

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Hunger Never Takes a Vacation

In the United States, there are 41 million people who struggle with hunger including 14 million children suffering from hunger and food insecurity. We continue to serve our neighbors in need during these difficult times providing food, food vouchers and other material goods to help families and children trapped in the cycle of poverty and hunger. The stress that many families face increases during the summer when children do not have access to daily breakfast and lunch at school. 

Change Begins With Each of Us

Fighting food insecurity requires a charitable and selfless approach. In this time, many are faced with different challenges and afflictions. Let us join in efforts to help people find in their hearts the willingness to recognize those in need and join the fight to end hunger and discrimination. May we awaken their hearts the desire to lift the lives of the less fortunate and attain equality on food security.

You Can Help Make A Difference

What can you do to join with Catholic Charities in fighting hunger?

  • Create a personal PLEDGE:
    • I will call my local food pantry to learn what items are highly needed.
    • I will volunteer at a food distribution or meal delivery day.
  • PRAY for families in your community, in our country and in our world who suffer from food insecurity and hunger on a daily basis.
  • DONATE to Catholic Charities.  Make a donation online at, or mail a check to “Catholic Charities,” 144 West Wood Street, Youngstown, OH  44503.
  • DONATE “ready to eat” foods (Ex.: tuna & crackers, soup with a pull top lid, jerky, nuts, peanut butter, peanut butter or cheese crackers, apple sauce, granola, juice boxes) – A wide variety of options are now available through our AMAZON WISHLIST. Spend as much, or as little, as you are able. Every donation makes a difference to those in need! As an extra incentive, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your eligible Amazon Smile purchase. If you have an Amazon account, simply go to and select the Catholic Charities agency of your choice to be your donation recipient.
  • VISIT to view Catholic Charities’ wish list.  Select and purchase products most needed by our client families and have them shipped directly to your local Catholic Charities agency.

Let’s work together to #EndWorldHunger.

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