- Sep 19, 2020
An ecumenical food bank in Iowa is hard at work during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Since March 24, when the city installed stay-at-home measures to combat the new coronavirus, the number of people seeking food more than quadrupled.
The soup kitchen at Father Nicolas Angelotti’s parish in the rough outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was feeding 1,500 residents daily in recent months, with demand driven by a weak economy and unemployment. But the demand more than doubled to 4,000 people per day after a coronavirus quarantine was imposed March 20
As the coronavirus spreads, many Catholic-run soup kitchens and food pantries are not sure what will come next. But one thing is certain: Their guests need them, and many say they will continue to serve food to those in need for as long as possible.
A businessman is donating $20 million to help the Solanus Casey Center which has garnered much interest since Father Solanus Casey was beatified in November. They are attempting to expand their charitable operations.
Capuchin Father Solanus Casey was beatified yesterday, and he would likely be gratified to see that his first soup kitchen in Detroit has expanded into several locations across the city. Today, the original Capuchin soup kitchen not only serves food, it also provides showers to those who need them, as well as social services. It is connected to a Capuchin-run urban farm, which provides much of the produce for the kitchen.