Filling Stomachs and Soothing Souls: KitchenWork’s Comforting Contribution to the Fight Against Food Insecurity

Categories: Community Outreach, Feature, Food Assistance, Other
Honey-glazed chicken, baked ziti, and Salisbury steak are all classic comfort foods. These hearty dishes fill the stomach, soothe the soul, and conjure up feelings of security that distract from the stresses of life. They are also examples of meals included with the hundreds of grocery boxes that Catholic Charities staff provide to families in …

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Easter Virtual Drive Raising Money to Fight Hunger

Categories: Feature, Food Assistance, Giving, Other
These changing times have brought new burdens for people across the Washington, D.C., area. Catholic Charities DC is seeing an extraordinary increase in requests for food assistance. These calls for help are coming from the thousands of people we help every year — and the many now facing food insecurity after losing their jobs in …

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‘Celebrating the sun that shines on us and the Son that saves us’

Categories: Feature, Other
We are thrilled to announce that the solar array on our Gift of Peace property in Northeast Washington is complete and is generating energy! Heeding the Holy Father’s call to care for the Earth, as outlined in the encyclical Laudato Si, the array – the largest in the District — provides a unique opportunity to …

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A Friendship Forged Through Food

Categories: Feature, Food Assistance, Other
To many, Beverly and Lois seem like any other longtime friends. But for them, the friendship goes much deeper and comes from a place of community fellowship. Their friendship was forged through their weekly visits to the Southern Maryland Food Bank’s Meals & Hope Food Truck. The duo, like so many others in our region, …

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Meet the Enzler Society: Sara Costello

Categories: Community Outreach, Emerging Philanthropists, Feature, Giving, Other, Volunteering
This is one in a series of profiles of officers in the Enzler Society, a group of young professionals and emerging philanthropists who support the mission of Catholic Charities through volunteerism and networking. Sara Costello, communications chair Hometown: Sandy Spring, Md..  Occupation: Interior designer How long have you served with the Enzler Society? Three years.  …

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