Cooking Up Compassion 2021

Each year, Cooking Up Compassion provides close to 20% of the funds raised to fuel our mission at Catholic Charities! Last year, we raised a record breaking $940,000 to support the mission of Catholic Charities! 

How things can change in just one year…Covid-19 requires that we cancel the event this February. 

The sad reality is that more families than ever are in need and counting on Catholic Charities to put food on their tables! Demand for basic food assistance has increased 500%. Catholic Charities’ staff and volunteers are stretched like never before and without Cooking Up Compassion, we have concerns that fundraising may fall short of what is required to continue at this accelerated pace.  

The good news is our Catholic Charities is up to the challenge! Facilities and processes have been reconfigured. Volunteers continue to step up in a big way. New sources of food contributions are appearing in enormous quantities. All of this because our Catholic Charities has the expertise in logistics and the community partnerships to connect the supply of food to those who would otherwise go without. Too many are depending on us to help put food on their tables this year… we are moving forward.

The “Compassion” in Cooking Up Compassion is more important than ever! Can we count on you again to support the mission of Catholic Charities?


No virtual event. No online auction. Just an opportunity to support the exceptional work of our Catholic Charities at a time of unprecedented need. My fellow patron committee members and I look forward to sharing with you the exceptional work that is being done every day at our Catholic Charities! 

Together, we are Love Changing Lives.