Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. We are motivated by the example of Jesus Christ to assist poor and suffering people in more than 100 countries on the basis of need, without regard to race, religion or nationality. Our programs touch more than 140 million lives. CRS serves Catholics in the United States through innovative advocacy campaigns addressing the complex issues facing our world.
ABOUT HELPING HANDS
CRS Helping Hands meal packaging events are a partnership between Catholic Relief Services and Rise Against Hunger. Rooted in our call as missionary disciples to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world, volunteers work together to package meals for children and families in 40+ countries. CRS provides the resources and event assistance and Rise Against Hunger provides the food, supplies, event day management and logistical expertise. For every Helping Hands event a donation is made to CRS for development projects that support communities to develop and implement sustainable projects that reduce poverty. Since its inception, volunteers have packaged over 11 million meals for communities around the world and supported multiple sustainable development projects to increase availability and access to food for the most vulnerable.