At this time of year when many economically beset families are forced to decide between spending on eating or heating, Catholic Charities Inc. of the Diocese of Wilmington, is asking all communities to “Stock the Pantry” by contributing nonperishable food goods so the agency can meet the high demand for emergency food distributions.
“The economic reality today is that many of our neighbors are choosing between buying food and making their rent, mortgage, or utility payment,” said Richelle Vible, Catholic Charities’ executive director. “The benefit reduction from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, also harms low-income households already at risk of going hungry. The donations of food that we receive from our neighbors helps us meet the increasing demand we are experiencing. We continue to need your support.”
The food drive will continue throughout February. Donors can drop off food and grocery store gift cards at Catholic Charities locations during business hours. Read more »