The following is a letter from John Watkins, Director of Catholic Charities & Social Concerns Diocese of Sacramento:

To: Pastors, Parochial Vicars, Administrators, Deacons and Parish Staff

It has come to our attention that Food for the Poor, (an ecumenical international development agency based in the U.S.), is the subject of an Order to Cease and Desist, Revocation of California Charity Registration and Assessment of Penalties by The California Attorney General’s Office.

Click here to see the Attorney General’s report.

Until this matter is resolved, we advise parishes to cease any and all fundraising efforts to this agency. Please contact me with any additional questions or concerns 916-733-0253.

Respectfully, John Watkins

Director, Catholic Charities & Social Concerns Diocese of Sacramento

From Diocese of Sacramento.