Catholic Charities receives and distributes food for 1,000 families in need

Catholic Charities and Redeemer Presbyterian Church, San Antonio once again partnered to feed the hungry in San Antonio during Christmas. Over 900 Boxes of Blessings were delivered to Guadalupe Community Center (GCC) and distributed to Catholic Charities clients throughout the city of San Antonio on December 7.

For several years, the two faith communities have joined forces thanks to the generosity of Redeemer Presbyterian Church sharing nearly one thousand of their 10,000 Boxes of Blessings ministry with Catholic Charities individuals and families. Since 2003, Redeemer has grown the Boxes of Blessings ministry from 500 boxes per year to nearly 10,000 boxes of food per year to feed the hungry and send a message of love and hope to all people regardless of race, religion, or national origin. The Boxes of Blessings ministry volunteers fill boxes of food to feed a family of four for one week. Upon arrival at Guadalupe Community Center, volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints assisted in distributing Boxes of Blessings to Catholic Charities clients.

Catholic Charities’ President/CEO, J. Antonio Fernandez, says, “We are so grateful to be a beneficiary of the generosity of various faith ministries throughout our city to address poverty and food insecurity among our families. Poverty and hunger continues to rise in San Antonio and we want to collectively welcome and embrace clients with open arms and assistance.”

Redeemer Presbyterian Church Rev. Victor Martinez, associate pastor of Mission and Cultural Engagement at Redeemer, says, “We want to be a church that helps meet both the physical needs and the spiritual needs of our city, and we want to show that the Gospel makes a tangible difference in the lives of people.”

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