Catholic Charities and Holy Family Church team up to provide emergency food assistance for Omaha's poor
Catholic Charities of Omaha has teamed up with Holy Family Church to provide meals to impoverished individuals and families in the Omaha area.
This service comes at a crucial time, with the recent discontinuation of emergency food services at the Stephen Center.
Catholic Charities began working with Holy Family volunteers Aug. 15 to provide meals for those in need.
Holy Family representatives prepare lunches and distribute them at noon each weekday at Catholic Charities' Juan Diego Center, 5211 S. 31st St.
According to the Nebraska Food Bank Network, there are more than 15,000 individuals in the Omaha and Council Bluffs Metropolitan area currently affected by hunger.
"Coming together with members of the community to provide vital services for the poor is what Catholic Charities is all about," said Shelley Schrader, senior director of community services for Catholic Charities.
"We are thrilled and humbled to be able assist Holy Family on their emergency food assistance efforts and look forward to providing daily meals for the homeless in our area," she added.