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Hunger Fund

The Hunger Fund, inaugurated by the Loretto Community in 1974 because of a growing concern for world hunger, is a fund to which Community members and friends make contributions.  These gifts often consist of small “sacrifice” moneys or earnings, for example, from recycling aluminum and newspapers, from dog-sitting, from special projects, etc. Some are memorials to deceased relatives or friends.

St. Mary’s Academy high school potters Mengyuan Zhang, Carmen Garcia and Amairani Rodriguez throw bowls to sell for money for the Loretto Hunger Fund. Photo by Regina Drey

Each fall the accumulated funds from that year are distributed to groups or individuals dedicated to feeding the hungry.  These range, for instance, from soup kitchens and food banks to seed programs in Africa and nutrition programs for orphans in Haiti. Through the Hunger Fund, the Loretto Community reaches out to both distant and near neighbors.

You can contribute to the Hunger Fund here.