"Freedom from the yoke of hunger is the first concrete manifestation of that right to life which, although solemnly proclaimed, often remains far from being effectively implemented." -- Pope Benedict XVI, World Food Day 2011
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.
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!