CCBQ Turkey Giveaway Provides Food, Joy and Relief For Families

Many families in need will be having a turkey for Thanksgiving, despite the high price for the bird — nearly $2 per pound according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (73% higher than last year) — thanks to Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens, which distributed free turkeys at Holy Innocents Church in Flatbush, on Monday, Nov. 21.

CCBQ Honors Five; Raises $1.8M At Humanitarian Awards Dinner

The ballroom of Cipriani Wall Street was so crowded for the Bishop’s Humanitarian Award Dinner on Sept. 29 that Msgr. Alfred LoPinto, CEO of Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens, remarked, “You couldn’t put another table in here if you tried.”

CCBQ Mobilizes to Help Migrants Bused In By Texas Governor

Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens has mobilized to help asylum seekers recently bussed to New York City from Texas. The staff hosted information sessions for about 200 people on Aug. 29 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brooklyn Heights. The migrants received food boxes, toiletries, a hot lunch, and fellowship.

Inflation Sparks The Need For CCBQ’s Food Distribution Events

To help ease rising inflation, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens distributed cartons of eggs and fresh produce July 7 at St. Michael’s Parish in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. These “Live it Up: Get Healthy, Live Well” events, including health screenings, are held at parishes throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn.

CCBQ Donates Mobile Office To Aid Kentucky Tornado Victims

Last month, Msgr. Alfred LoPinto, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, decided the organization’s mobile office would get better use in Western Kentucky where a spake of killer tornadoes had just torn across the region.