Known for its extensive outreach to the poor in the Caribbean and Latin America, the relief organization Food for the Poor also sometimes provides emergency assistance to outreach programs in the United States, as it did on Aug. 25, 2020, when it delivered nearly 20 tons of personal care items and food to a warehouse in Waldorf, Maryland. Representatives of 19 Southern Maryland churches, charitable organizations and crisis pregnancy centers on the front lines of serving people in need in that region came to pick up the items, to later distribute them to the poor whom they serve. (CS photos/ Andrew Biraj) 

In the photo above, Evelyn Lawrence, Father Michael Briese and Jenny Batts of St. Mary's Parish in Newport look at a large shipment of rice that was part of Food for the Poor's shipment to Southern Maryland. Father Briese, who has supported that organization's outreach to the poor for many years, helped coordinate the local distribution, inviting churches, charitable organizations and crisis pregnancy centers to pick up supplies to distribute to the poor in their communities. (CS photos/Andrew Biraj)
Tom Trudell, a deacon candidate and pantry volunteer of St. Mary's Parish in Newport, Maryland, collects some of the supplies for his parish to distribute. (CS photo/Andrew Biraj)
John Welch (L) and Carl Lockamy (R) of Christ Church Durham Parish, Nanjemoy, Maryland, load some of the supplies onto a truck. (CS photo/Andrew Biraj)
At right, Bishop Larry C. Sturgis, D.D., pastor of Temple of the Living God Worldwide Deliverance Ministries in Cheverly, Maryland, joins church representatives and volunteers in loading up supplies for the poor. (CS photo/Andrew Biraj)
Kendra Higgins (at left) of the Living God Worldwide Deliverance Ministries joins volunteers in loading up the supplies provided by Food for the Poor to distribute to people in need in the Southern Maryland region. (CS photo/Andrew Biraj)
Walter Coy, Christ Church in La Plata picks up supplies to distribute to the region's poor. (CS photo/Andrew Biraj)
Bob Moore (right) and David Taylor (left) of St. Peter's Parish in Waldorf load up a truck with the supplies to distribute to the poor. (CS photos/Andrew Biraj)
Father Michael Briese and Bob Moore carry some of the donated supplies to a truck. (CS photo/Andrew Biraj)
Kendra Higgins (at left) of the Living God Worldwide Deliverance Ministries stacks up boxes of Pampers to give to the poor served by her organization.  (CS photo/Andrew Biraj)