Tecate Charity

Joris, along with other parishioners of St. Charles Borromeo in Point Loma, went to Mexico near the Colonial slums of Tecate to help organize and provide essential items to over 400 families in need. These are families that scavenge the dump for items to sell. In addition to the Christmas push, Joris will be going to Colonia this year to learn about how the community at large could benefit from additional planning and civic improvement.

Food Bank Volunteer

Mark and his family joined more than a dozen other volunteers over the holidays to help pack bags and boxes of food for the FIND Food Bank. FIND focuses on distributing healthy food to families in need throughout southern California. FIND delivers the food directly to families and to soup kitchens, food pantries, and religious and non-profit organizations. Food insecurity is a major problem and finding healthy food has become even more difficult for many people to afford. The work of the FIND Food Bank has been critical in addressing the needs that many families have.


Million Meals Event

Mark and his wife, Lynette, joined close to three thousand other volunteers at Cathedral Catholic High School to pack meal kits to help feed more than a million impoverished families. These are high nutrition, easy to prepare packets that go mostly to the families in Tijuana, but some are sent to families in the Ukraine and Ecuador. The event was such a success the volunteers packed a million meals in less than two days!