On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8th, Knights, Dames, Associates, and family members from the Minnesota Area packed food for local food shelves. For several years, the Area has supported a small local food packing ministry, the Sodality of Saint John the Baptist, started by some of our members. We have shipped thousands of packages of meals to Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti; to Hope for Haiti; and the relief efforts after the hurricanes in the Bahamas in late 2019.
However, due to the economic impacts of the pandemic, our food shelves here in the Twin Cities have had greater needs, and our last two packing events have been able to go to ministries serving our local neighbors. We look forward to continuing to serve our lords the sick and the poor both here in Minnesota and internationally.