“Rising inflation, increasing costs, and the discontinuation of Covid-era programs continue to create challenges and food insecurities right here in our communities,” said Steve Pareja, executive director of Catholic Charities
Share the Spirit, a program of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud, matches individuals and families with individuals, groups and organizations that wish to provide gifts for the holiday season.
Ihe U.S. bishops in 2020 launched a new initiative called “Walking with Moms in Need,” which aims to engage every Catholic parish “in providing a safety net to ensure that pregnant and parenting moms have the resources, love and support they need to nurture the lives of their children.”
“In my day job, I see the positive effect that Catholic Charities has had on our community,” said Janelle Kendall, Stearns County Attorney. “As a musician, I saw this as something I could offer beyond mere cash to help.”