Jesus said whenever we feed someone who is hungry, we feed Him (Mt. 25:36).
What We Do
The Augustinians provide food banks and food distribution through several events throughout the United States year round.
West Coast Region
Locations of Foodbanks in West Coast Region
Location of Foodbanks in Midwest Region
East Coast Region
Location of Foodbanks in East Coast Region
See Our Latest Posts on Hunger
Earlier this year, Saint Jude Parish in New Lennox, IL utilized funding from the Midwest Augustinian Justice and Peace Grant Program to establish a community garden. All food grown in the garden will be shared with local food pantries. Are you interested in or have an existing project that seeks to promote justice and peace […]
Discover how the Augustinians of the Midwest Province are working to eliminate poverty in the U.S. and around the world as we highlight the food pantry at St. Rita parish, the Canadian Augustinian Center for Social Justice, our justice projects in Peru, and our Augustinian presence at the United Nations. This video is part of […]
St. Rita of Cascia parish in Chicago, IL distributes food weekly to those in need in response to COVID19
by John Dello Russo, Rosanna Urbaez, and Lisbeth Valdez On Saturday, September 19, 2020 several students of Merrimack College representing various clubs, sports teams, and other groups came together in 45 minute shifts to prepare meal packets to assist the many people throughout the Merrimack Valley who are facing food insecurity. The meal of the […]
Good Jesus, if only I could, for love of you, give food to all the poor! Lord, if only I could visit every hospital and serve the sick, if only I could ransom those in captivity, provide clothing to those who have none, those who have nothing, find lodging for all on pilgrimage, and see […]
Below is a list of the many ways in which Augustinian Friars and the many lay women and men we partner with are actively engaged in fighting systemic poverty throughout North America.
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- St. Jude Parish Establishes Garden to Feed the HungryEarlier this year, Saint Jude Parish in New Lennox, IL utilized funding from the Midwest Augustinian Justice and Peace Grant Program to establish a community garden. All food grown in the garden will be shared with local food pantries. Are you interested in or have an existing project that seeks to promote justice and peace […]
- Canadian Augustinian Center for Social Justice Accomplishments from 2020 Grant ProgramThe Canadian Augustinian Center for Social Justice recently released a report on accomplishments undertaken with funding from the Midwest Augustinian Grant Program. Full details are included in the below memorandum. For more information on Augustinian Grant Programs, click here.
- What a Trip to a Battle Zone Taught Me about Easterby Jeremy Hiers, O.S.A. Whoever goes to Christ goes from fear to love. Saint Augustine (Confessions, IV, 14, 22) As we continue our journey through Easter, we see the early disciples often struggled to recognize the risen Lord as He appeared to them. In Luke 24:35-48 the risen Lord enters and the disciples are startled, […]