Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities in Gainesville, FL is a not-for-profit organization that provides a variety of programs to help people in need.


Contact: (352) 372-0294

Address: 1701 NE 9th St., Gainesville, FL 32609

What they do: One of the programs at Catholic Charities is the Feed a Family Program.  People bring boxes to feed families and Catholic Charities gives these boxes to families in need.

What YOU can do to help: Donors are needed to put together a box (or boxes) of food to feed a family of 3-4 people for 4 days.  Each box should include the following 5 categories of foods.  After the box (or boxes) is complete, you can drop it off at the Catholic Charities office or a Catholic Parish in Gainesville, FL.

2 Grain Products : Bag of Rice; Box of Cereal

6 Cans of Vegetables (Mix any way): Canned Green Peas, Canned Green Beans, Canned Corn, Canned Carrots, Canned Tomatoes, Canned Sweet Potatoes

4 Milk Product: 4 Canned Evaporated Milk or 1 Box Nonfat Dried Milk

3 Cans Fruit (Mix any way ): Canned Pears, Canned Fruit cocktail, Canned Peaches, Dried Fruit (apricots,apples, etc.), Canned Pineapple, Applesauce

5 Meat Products: 2 Cans Tuna, 1 Can Spam or Treet, 1 Bag Dried Beans,  1 Jar Peanut Butter