Catholic Charities Emergency Services Food Shelf ranks second in the state after a successful Minnesota FoodShare campaign. The organization collected more that $160,000 and 210,000 pound of food during March Foodshare Month to help battle hunger in the St. Cloud area.
It was another successful year for the annual Pack the Porch Food Drive. Catholic Charities Executive Director Steve Bresnahan says they collected more than 14,000 pounds of food and raised about $10,000, smashing last year's record of 3,500 pounds of food.
A billboard between Waite Park and St. Joseph claiming St. Cloud Catholic Charities is involved in refugee resettlement has been taken down. The sign read "Catholic Charities Resettles Islamists: EVIL or INSANITY?"