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Big News in Battle Against Homelessness

Posted on 03/2/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Ammunition Added by New York City & State

Big news this week in our battle against homelessness as New York State agrees to increase housing subsidies and New York City announces plans to build 90 more shelters.  The...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: New York City shelters, FEPS

Better Food for Better Lives

Posted on 02/15/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Feeding the Hungry Now & into the Next Century

Better Food for Better Lives.  It’s not just a slogan; it's a promise. A hungry child, a hungry grandparent, the hungry man you see begging on the street…There is no need more basic...

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Filed under: Centennial, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Better Food for Better Lives, Rusty Staub Foundation, Bronx Food Hub

Tonight, 450,000 Children in New York Will Go to Sleep Hungry

Posted on 01/18/2017 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

The woman you see each day on your commute. Your co-worker. Your child's best friend.

The faces of hunger are often familiar ones. In fact, they're our neighbors. More than 20% of New Yorkers struggle to afford food. That's why we're...

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Filed under: Centennial, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Feeding Our Neighbors

Tags: Centennial

Insider’s Peek into the 115th Congress Swearing In

Posted on 01/11/2017 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

The Real Deal on Advocacy

Catholic Charities Govt. & Community Relations Director Luz Tavarez gives an insider’s peak into the 115th Congress swearing in & real deal on advocacy.

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Filed under: Centennial, Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: 115th Congress, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Shannon Kelly, Beatriz Diaz Taveras, Adriano Espaillat

Shocking Stats to Bolster Your New Year’s Resolution

Posted on 01/3/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Simple as 1, 2, 3

Uh oh… Day 3 into our New Year’s resolutions and we’re already backsliding.

Lucky for you if your resolution was to join with us in making New York a better place

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Supporting the Physically & Emotionally Challenged

Tags: New Year's Resolution

Catholic Charities Needs You

Posted on 12/27/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

From Monsignor Sullivan

With 2016 quickly coming to a close, I look back with gratitude and forward with great hope.

I’m thankful for generous supporters like YOU who are living Pope Francis’ inspiring message to lift...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: New Year, 2017, Monsignor Sullivan

Adding a Seat at the Table

Posted on 11/23/2016 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

Check Out This First-Hand Look at Refugees and Resilience

Looking for inspiration as we celebrate the anniversary of the first Thanksgiving when our immigrant or native American forefathers first broke bread? Check out the blog post below.

By Kelly Agnew-Barajas
Catholic Charities Director of Refugee Resettlement

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: refugee resettlement

Top Thanksgiving Meal Giveaways

Posted on 11/22/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

And Inspiration, Too!

Hunger and homelessness seem as far removed from Thanksgiving as Scrooge from Christmas.  But homeless men shivering on the street are among the many for whom we are honored to prepare warm...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Thanksgiving meals

A Special Visit from NYC Mayor's Office Food Policy Director

Posted on 11/16/2016 by admin  |  Share

Barbara Turk Praises Catholic Chariites Bronx Food Hub


Jeanne McGettigan (Catholic Charities), Daryl Foriest and NYC Mayor's Office Director Barbara Turk(center) along with staff and partners 

By Daryl Foriest

Catholic...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Bronx Food Hub, NYC Mayor’s Office Food Policy Director, Barbara Turk

Looking for Help?

Posted on 11/14/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Call Catholic Charities Help Line

At Catholic Charities Help Line, callers in New York can connect to our live, trained, knowledgeable – and bilingual – staff.  

Our staff assesses callers’ needs.  They use up-to-date,...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Catholic Charities Help Line

Tips on Tweets and Infrastructure Awareness, Too

Posted on 11/1/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Saying Thank You Has Never Been So Easy!

As regular Charity in Action  readers, you know how important infrastructure – meaning buildings, heating, technology – is for the accessible and safe quality service we provide.  So this week...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Nonprofit Infrastructure Week, Human Services Council

Forget Halloween Candy – Hungry New Yorkers Want a Real Meal

Posted on 10/31/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

The Doorbell Is Ringing


NSACares Staff Volunteered at Our Local Food Hub

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: NSA Cares, feeding our neighbors

“Steadfast, Diligent, Humble, Compassionate, Down-to-Earth”

Posted on 10/12/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

From the Catholic Charities USA Annual Gathering

That’s how staff described Catholic Charities Director of Case Management Debra Presti in this video just-aired today, October 12, when Catholic Charities USA honored Deb with its Excellence in Management Award at its Annual Gathering in Boston.

And that is exactly the Deb...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Debra Presti-Eschen, Catholic Charities USA Annual Gathering

Catholic Charities’ George Horton Honored for His Service

Posted on 09/30/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Serving Homeless New Yorkers for more than 25 Years!


George Horton (R) at a Life Experience and Faith Sharing Associates event

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Homeless in New York, Life Experience and Faith Sharing Associate

Household Incomes Are Growing

Posted on 09/29/2016 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Tell That to a Hungry New Yorker


A Catholic Charities staff member assists a client at the Washington Heights Ecumenical Food Pantry 

Household income grew 5.2 percent last year but hunger in New York barely budged...

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Filed under: Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless

Tags: Hunger in New York, Bronx Food Hub, Client Choice Food Pantry