SND USA Celebrates 2021 “Catholic Sisters Week” March 8-14

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Fifty-two weeks a year women religious stand with the poor and immigrants, teach children, fight injustice, heal the sick, share spirituality, empower women, defend the planet, promote peace, create community, offer hope … But for one week each year, we shine the spotlight on women religious and encourage those whose lives have been impacted by the sisters to participate by following their example.

Our focus this year during Catholic Sisters Week, March 8-14, is the “Challenge to End Hunger.” In the United States alone, 54 million people are food insecure, including 18 million children. Across the world, 690 million people go to bed hungry each night.

Listed below are regional news highlights that will take place throughout the week.

Chardon, OH:  Committed to ending hunger by  sending local contributions to Cleveland Food Bank and Geauga Hunger Task Force.

Covington, KY: Notre Dame Academy (Covington) completed a food drive for Go Pantry.

These are the local food bank/centers to which the Covington area has donated. Donations can be made to any one of these in honor of the sisters.

  1. Be Concerned http://www.beconcerned.org/
  2. Brighton Center https://www.brightoncenter.com/programs
  3. Free Store Food Bank https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank/freestore-foodbank
  4. Emergency Shelter of No. Ky. http://emergencyshelternky.org/
  5. God’s Pantry godspantry.org
  6. Henry Hosea House https://www.hoseaserves.org/
  7. Holy Spirit Outreach https://www.holyspiritnky.org/parish-outreach.html
  8. Parish Kitchen http://www.covingtoncharities.org/parish-kitchen
  9. Welcome House https://www.welcomehouseky.org/
  10. Community Soup Kitchen

Thousand Oaks, CA: Committed to ending hunger by making a donation to their local food bank as well as participating in food drives with their local sponsored and affiliate schools.

Toledo, OH: Participating in a “Stuff the Truck” Food Drive on March 12th. The flyer is listed below. Also committed to ending hunger by making a donation to their local food bank.

SND USA’s Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Office has released the following statement in preparation for Catholic Sisters Week and the fight to end hunger:

“In anticipation of National Catholic Sisters Week, that begins Monday, March 8 and ends March 14, we are joining together with Sisters across the United States to ask Congress to pass COVID-19 relief that gives priority to the poor and most vulnerable.

Below is a link to an Advocacy Action Alert from the Sister of Notre Dame, Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation National Office, urging the Senate to keep provisions for Hunger and Nutrition Programs, Housing Assistance and Income Support as well as Healthcare in the final legislation.”

If you would like to join with Sisters across the nation in advocating for families facing food insecurity and issues affecting children and families in poverty, click here: *Urge Congress to Pass COVID-19 Relief that Prioritizes Most Vulnerable with Hunger, Nutrition and Housing Assistance

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