"I was hungry and you gave me something to eat'. The words of Our Lord call to us today, telling us not to turn away, indifferent, when we know our neighbor is hungry.” Pope Francis
CRS Helping Hands provides immediate hunger relief and long-term solutions to poverty.
The meals packaged at CRS Helping Hands events—and the accompanying grant funds—are sent to 27 CRS centers that serve poor and vulnerable people in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Burkina Faso is a country that suffers from cyclical drought and flooding, which makes it extremely difficult to grow food to eat and sell. The meals and grant funds provide essential short- and long-term relief from hunger.