Outreaches reopen after protest closures
Several archdiocesan agencies were forced to shut their doors due to ongoing civil unrest in the city on Monday, but critically needed food distribution has largely resumed.
Babies get a boost with donated diapers, formula
Two local organizations purchased $3,000 of infant supplies for archdiocesan Catholic Social Services' Northeast Philadelphia outreach, which is making sure families "have what they need to get through the pandemic."
Lower Bucks families rally to restock food pantry
A two-day collection organized by a Penndel parishioner netted 8,000 pounds of food for Mary's Cupboard, an archdiocesan pantry that has seen a 100% increase in demand due to the pandemic.
Wawa delivers weekly lunches to St. John’s Hospice
The convenience store chain is providing close to 5,000 meals to clients at an archdiocesan outreach to men experiencing homelessness, for whom the coronavirus has meant even greater hunger and poverty.
Families in hard times get diapers, food in church-city effort
As the coronavirus especially impacts families with babies, Nutritional Development Services and Catholic Social Services teamed with the city April 21 to begin offering much-needed goods twice a week at several locations.
Catholic ministries on front line of pandemic get help of civic charity
Three archdiocesan social service agencies will receive critically needed grants by the PHL COVID-19 Fund to help feed and care for vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.
Ministry receives surprise $30K, but still faces challenges during pandemic
St. John's Hospice, which serves men experiencing homelessness, received major help from the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia. But the need for support is rising.
Demand at St. John’s Hospice triples; $30,000 needed for April
The archdiocesan ministry that serves homeless men is seeing a steep uptick in clients seeking food because of the coronavirus. Your emergency donation can help sustain the outreach.
Ministries getting food, diapers to families during pandemic
Staff at archdiocesan social service agencies are seeing a "100% increase" in demand and a ripple effect of needs due to the coronavirus. See our list of 23 food cupboards in the region and their hours of operation.
Archdiocese balancing containment, compassion during coronavirus
Thousands depend on Catholic Social Services each day for food, housing and other vital supports. Agency workers are keeping the mission going amid scenarios "that change by the hour."