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Faith-Based Charities Join Together to Feed Hungry

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Faith-based charities are teaming up again to bring food to the hungry.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Catholic Charities and UJA-Federation of New York loaded trucks with food and other supplies for delivery to food pantries, soup kitchens and meal programs.

The charities recently teamed up for Thanksgiving to do the same thing.

But Cardinal Dolan says charity does not stop at the end of the holiday season.

"Everybody talks about hunger and how sad it is and our politicians argue about it and debate about it but the faith community, the Jewish community and the Catholic community said, 'Let's do something about it,'" Dolan said.

"The reality is, there are far too many poor people in our world, that there's a need to make sure that those who are poor have the basic necessities of life,” said Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities.

The Feeding Our Neighbors project began in 2012.

Altogether the charities deliver as many as seven million food packages a year. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP