10 million meals delivered by Catholic Charities: Bronx ceremony and food distribution marks milestone
By Peter Feuerherd
Executive Director of Catholic Charities New York, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan and client at Sacred Heart Parish, Bronx. Credit: Johnny Zhang for Catholic Charities New York
Catholic Charities marked the distribution of 10 million meals during the COVID-19 pandemic with a food distribution and outreach on immigration, housing, and health care at Sacred Heart Church in the Highbridge section of the Bronx July 29.
Catholic, civic and business leaders emphasized that while there is much to celebrate, the event also was an occasion to note the extent of suffering caused by the pandemic.
The 10 million meals, said Beatriz Diaz Taveras, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Community Services, noting 200 popup food distribution events sponsored by Catholic Charities throughout the city during the pandemic, “is a sad reminder of what the pandemic has done,” forcing isolation, job loss, and exacerbating need in already hard-pressed neighborhoods.