As the Pandemic Continues, Local Catholic Organizations Focus on New Ways to Help Those in Need
By Meg Waters
THE CANTLAY CENTER HAS PARTNERSHIPS WITH SEVERAL FOOD-DISTRIBUTION ORGANIZATIONS AND FOOD WHOLESALERS, ALLOWING IT TO PURCHASE FOOD IN BULK USING FUNDS FROM DONATIONS.
“As a catholic, how do you say ‘no’ to feeding the hungry? We are all called to serve everyone in need,” says Ellen Roy, the new executive director of Catholic Charities of Orange County (CCOC). The need is greater than ever, but the complications inherent in serving others in a time of masks and social distancing calls for creative approaches and a willingness to be flexible.
The Catholic community in Orange County is focused on helping others through this time of crisis like a slingshot fixed on Goliath.
Catholic Charities of Orange County provides services to people along the entire spectrum of life: children, adults, families and communities. For years, CCOC has served mostly low-income families and individuals with adoption, pregnancy services, foster care, senior care, immigration, criminal justice ministries and more to address the unique needs in our community.”
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