The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Hunger can be described as an individual-level physiological condition that may result from food insecurity.
"Well over forty million Americans live in poverty. There are more than twenty million unemployed and underemployed workers searching for a decent job. These are people in our families, neighborhoods and parishes. Persons living in poverty are especially vulnerable to hunger. The scandal of hunger, about which Pope Francis has spoken, calls us to reach out to our hungry neighbors, those the Lord speaks of in Matthew 25." - USCCB
Cathedral of Mary Our Queen is committed to combating hunger and food insecurity through efforts supporting the following organizations:
- CARES Food Pantry
- Catholic Relief Services
- Immaculate Conception in Druid Hill
- Loaves and Fishes
- Our Daily Bread (Catholic Charities)
- St. Vincent dePaul
Join us in these efforts!