Food packing event to take place August 12th

On Saturday, August 12, Bishop Bill Wack and numerous volunteers will gather at the Walton County Fairgrounds to participate in a meaningful event to pack 50,000 meals for hungry families in developing countries. The initiative is part of Cross Catholic Outreach’s mission to alleviate hunger and provide support to those in need.

The event aims to make a positive impact on the lives of families facing food insecurity in impoverished regions. With each meal costing only 33 cents, generous donations will be put to good use, stretching far to help those in dire need. Donations can be made at the Food Packing Events Sponsor page on Cross Catholic Outreach’s website.

Individuals interested in contributing their time and effort can sign up for a shift, either from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM or from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. Volunteers from all walks of life and affiliations are encouraged to participate, including families, friends, schools, youth groups, young adults, men’s groups, women’s groups, children, and seniors. There is a role for everyone in this heartwarming endeavor.

As of July 4, $4,015 has already been donated by 15 generous donors. Another $1,500 in contributions arrived on July 5, bringing the total amount to $5,515. In addition, some affiliations in the Western Deanery have decided to send donations from their groups.

To reach the goal of ordering food for 50,000 meals, Cross Catholic Outreach and its supporters have about five weeks to raise an additional $10,000. Bishop Bill has assured DCCW President Joan Walker that the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee will provide financial support if there is a shortfall.

For those who prefer to donate via mail, checks can be made payable to Cross Catholic Outreach, with the memo line note: UCP23PTC9021, and sent to the following address:

Cross Catholic Outreach P.O. Box 273908 Boca Raton, FL 33427-3908

This compassionate effort seeks to make a real difference in the lives of families facing hunger and hardship, uniting the community to share God’s love and alleviate suffering in the world.

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