Fr. McGivney Food Bank
From the moment Fr. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, charity has been the first and primary principle of the Order. "We are answering Pope Francis’ call to go to the peripheries,” Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said. “We can reach half way around the globe to help those in need and we can reach to our neighbor next door. And we do that every day. That makes us witnesses to the faith."
Today, the Knights of Columbus continue to follow that principle of charity, and have achieved their highest level of charitable service; volunteering more than 73.5 million hours of service last year alone. The number of service hours contributed by Knights rose in 2015 by more than a million over the previous year’s total.
At Our Lady of Guadalupe, council 14101 is doing their part. The Fr. Mcgivney food bank was started by Brother Robert Varela in 2008. 8 years later, the Knights and the many volunteers have succeeded in feeding over 40000 families in the church community and the surrounding neighborhoods last year alone.
Through the help of our volunteers, and the generosity of the Parish and other donors, the Fr. McGivney food bank continues to serve the community. But we are always in need of more help. Find out more about donating your time, talent, or treasure to the Parish community.