CNA Staff, May 23, 2020 / 14:59 pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to worsen an already tenuous food situation for millions across the globe, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has announced a campaign to help address global hunger.
"Now is the time for us to lead the way forward to ensure that these communities have the support they need to make it through this crisis and beyond," said CRS president and CEO Sean Callahan this week.
"If we don't provide adequate food to children now, it will impact them for the rest of their lives."
Catholic Relief Services warned that a food crisis already existed in many countries before the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now, unemployment, lockdowns, heightened food prices, and supply disruptions have made it even more difficult for impoverished families in many areas to get food.