We feed the body . . . by giving food and providing sustainability tools
We feed the mind . . . by supporting education
We feed the spirit . . . by growing faith communities through mission trips
One Human Family, Moved by the Spirit
This year marks our 20th annual year for the Monsignor McSweeney World Hunger Drive (MMWHD) to help the poorest of the poor. The focus of the MMWHD is to help the people of Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with 80% of the population living on less than $2 per day.
The effects of Covid, a failing economy, political instability, gang violence, droughts and hurricanes are not only raising the levels of hunger but are also leading to increased levels of severe child malnutrition
The drive will be conducted in two parts. Part one, the fundraising campaign, will take place from July 9 through July 31. Part two is an in-person meal-packing event on Saturday, August 13 where 1200 volunteers will assemble 300,000 meals.
St. Marc School has over 370 students. In 2022, St. Marc will graduate its first class of students to complete secondary school (high school). Due to the growing number of students, 16 additional classrooms are now under construction. With the support of your donations, St. Marc will also open a new trade school to teach job skills that help students find employment. The initial plan is to offer training for sewing which will support the growing fabric industry in Haiti.
TO MAKE A DONATION . . . CLICK HERE
You’ll be able to allocate where you’d like your donation to go. Choose from Food, Bulk Rice & Beans, Sustainability, Education/St. Marc School & Sewing Trade School, or Wherever Needed.
PARTICIPATE IN THE MEAL-PACKING EVENT . . .
Saturday, August 13, 2022 in the Parish Center
To register to participate in the Meal Packing Event, click here.
Our in-person Meal Packing Event will be held on Saturday, August 13. Our goal is to pack over 300,000 meals and it takes more than a village of volunteers. Please consider signing up. In addition to packing meals, many other volunteer opportunities are available to support this important event. Our meal-packing events are a great way for individuals and families of all ages to work together, have fun, and fulfill our mission of serving our brothers and sisters in need, locally and around the world.
Signups will be available soon.
Over the past 19 years through the exceptional generosity and efforts of our parishioners and friends in the community, we have been able to provide:
Once again, we are counting on your generosity to help us reach our goal and continue our mission to provide food and support to the hungry and homeless locally and around the world.
In the words of Mother Teresa “Do you want to do something beautiful for God? There is a person who needs you. This is your chance.”
Thank you for your gift of love. We are truly one family, connected in Christ and moved by the Spirit.