LOC Nourishing Families in the Salt Lake City Area

Superior General Gregory Gay, CM visits St. Olaf's LOC in 2012
Superior General Gregory Gay, CM visits St. Olaf’s LOC in 2012

St. Olaf Parish’s 30 Ladies of Charity seek to supply the local food bank and organize places for families to pick up food, but the Salt Lake City’s 25 association members’ “biggest thing is delivering a box of food to people,” noted former association president Jenny McDonald.

“We have about 30 families that we are presently taking care of,” most of whom are working poor, said McDonald. “There are people in the households working, but they have low-paying jobs, and they’re one vehicle repair away from financial disaster, so this is just one way of easing the grocery bill.”

On the first Tuesday of every month, the Ladies drive to selected homes to deliver boxes of groceries; the second Tuesday of every month they host an open pantry for families.

A second Ladies of Charity chapter associated with Our Lady of Lourdes Parish was formed to better serve the community in the Salt Lake City area.

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The above was an excerpt from an article appearing in The Intermountain Catholic, a weekly newspaper serving the Catholics in Utah. To read the full article, click here.

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