Catholic Charities gets donation for food

     Mazon, the Jewish response to hunger, has made an impact in the Virgin Islands as it has around the world.
     In St. Thomas, Mazon contributions to the Hebrew Congregation are distributed to the national Mazon organization and to local food banks run by Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army.
     Michael Akin, executive director of Catholic Charities, recently wrote to express his gratitude to the Congregation for its donation to Bethlehem House Shelter.
     "We serve two meals daily at the shelter plus a noon day meal Monday through Friday at our soup kitchen in Hospital Ground," Akin wrote. "Twice weekly we deliver meals to the homeless on the street. Your donation is helpful in defraying the cost of this work."
     Akin thanked the Congregation for this and past support to Catholic Charities' programs.