Ten parishes in the Diocese received food pantry and parish assistance grants from the CARES program operated by the City of Riverside.

These food pantry assistance grants, in the amount of $8,000 maximum per parish, can be used to provide turkeys, hams, canned vegetables, canned fruit, dry staples such as rice, flour, sugar and other items to many parish families experiencing food insecurity due to the impacts of the COVID-19 virus.

Grants have been awarded to St. Anthony of Padua; St. John the Evangelist; St. Francis de Sales; Sacred Heart; St. Andrew Kim; Our Lady of Guadalupe – Shrine and Mission; Queen of Angels, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help also received a general parish assistance grant, in excess of $14,000, for utility cost impacts under COVID-19.

“This parish assistance grant is so appreciated,” said Monsignor Tom Wallace, Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Riverside. “It arrived at a time when our parish, like so many others, is experiencing budget shortfalls as a result of restrictions to worship services.”

Full story at Inland Catholic Byte.