Archbishop Dolan (center) and baseball great Rusty Staub (left) distribute food and support the work of Catholic Charities during the Archbishop's first few days as the new Archbishop of New York.
Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan visited a Catholic Charities Emergency Food Program / The Rusty Staub Mobile Food Van today at the Highbridge Community Life Center in the Bronx. Crowds of clients and residents of the Highbridge neighborhood met New York’s new Archbishop as he distributed food bags and blessed dozens who reached out to touch him or get one of the “hugs” that have become his signature.
The smiling Archbishop turned deeply serious as he spoke to reporters about his reasons for making a Catholic Charities food pantry one of his first stops in the Archdiocese. The work of Catholic Charities "is where the Church shows its love and compassion. I wanted to do this on my first visit.”
Catholic Charities provides 5.3 million meals a year at more than 50 community and parish based sites in neiborhoods and communities throughout the Archdiocese.
Watch NY1 video coverage of Archbishop Dolan's visit to the Highbridge Community Life Center here.
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