Date Posted: 09.20.2021

Consolee

“I was in Chile, and I passed through 10 more countries and arrived in Mexico. After Mexico, I crossed the border and came here. Catholic Charities helped me a lot, like when I got here, I didn't have anything. I had no money. I had nothing, but you helped me sign up for food stamps…
Date Posted: 09.02.2021

Samantha

“Since COVID hit, I lost my job. I was an aid, and a lot of patients had passed. I recently just got two jobs, so still trying to pick things up before I can stop coming here, but they are always a blessing. A little bit goes a long way. Instead of having to go…
Date Posted: 09.02.2021

Karen

“I come on Tuesdays. I do the packing! We don’t see anyone. I am the ‘fruit division.’ I think of Christ and giving the first fruits. I was just looking to give back. I lost my husband a couple years ago, and I had all this time, and God has been so good to me…
Date Posted: 07.21.2021

Connie

Connie turned 100 last week, so we threw her a birthday party!   “This means a lot because I know they went through a lot of trouble. I didn’t expect anything like this. I used to attend events [hosted by Catholic Charities of Central Florida’s Senior Wellness Services], but I can’t anymore. It’s hard for…
Date Posted: 07.16.2021

Hallie

“I saw a lot of families, and I think it’s always of a reminder of how pain is universally human. My pain is differently than these people’s, but they’re still in pain, and if I can do something to alleviate that, then I want to do it. Hunger is such a basic human thing—most people…
Date Posted: 07.16.2021

Eliecer

“I spent seven days sleeping in the jungle in Panama. It was very hard for me because I never went through this. I had to sleep on the floor with the ants biting my skin. You try to be calm because you cannot move. If you move, basically any animal can bite you—like a snake.…
Date Posted: 07.16.2021

Michael

“I see agape in the distribution of food freely without any return. That is an expression—a manifestation—of agape, and it’s beautiful. I think what you’re doing here is a wonderful service to the community, and I tell people about you. During the pandemic, I relied on the food pantry very heavily because I’m a musician,…
Date Posted: 07.16.2021

Arianna

“During the pandemic and during quarantine, we were all just at home pretty much not doing anything, and it was the same endless cycle over and over again. My mom was the one who told us about this, and she was telling us like, ‘We should do more. We have so much, we should be…
Date Posted: 06.24.2021

Kemissa, José, and Maria

“It’s been a long journey! When I found this program, it changed my life a little bit ‘cause I was going through depression, and Ms. Kim came by one time a week to check on me. Nobody else cared, but she was the one who came to check up on me or text me, “Are…
Date Posted: 06.24.2021

Alexis

“Catholic Charities was helpful in a time when I needed it the most. I had gone through a very rough year, and in addition to being quarantined because of the pandemic, I lost a baby at 20 weeks and had to deliver him prior to moving to a new state a week later. I also…
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