Catholic Charities Expands Services to the Elderly in Immokalee

More than 10,000 people turn 65 every day in the United States and people are living longer. In 1900, only 100,000 people in America lived to be over 85 years. Today that number has grown to over 6 million and nearly 10percent of older people live in poverty in the USA. In Immokalee, 6 percent […]

Volunteers make the world a better place

National Volunteer Week may be past, but everyday is a day to recognize volunteers. Every day presents an opportunity to thank and appreciate those who serve day in and day out on behalf of non-profit, civic and religious organizations. Guadalupe Social Services of Catholic Charities of Venice Diocese has been offering assistance to newly arrived […]

Super Bowl tailgate lunch for hungry and homeless

Super Bowl Weekend began early in Immokalee at Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Soup Kitchen, Casa Maria. It was a “tailgate” party unlike any other. The multi-cultural community of Immokalee, most of whom think “soccer” when someone says “football” were treated to an all-American, football stadium-type meal of hotdogs, chili dogs and French fries served […]

Superbowl Tailgate Lunch

Super Bowl Sunday is a big day for most of America and the game itself is the most watched television broadcast in the world. Many Americans are on the couch or in the pub, watching and celebrating with family and friends. But for the homeless people of Immokalee, Super Bowl Sunday is just another day. […]

Casa Maria Soup kitchen serves up cultural feasts for the community

When people hear the words “soup kitchen,” they might think “homeless men and hot soup” and in many communities this is true. However, the Casa Maria Soup Kitchen, a program of Guadalupe Social Services of Catholic Charities in Immokalee, is so much more. The staff and volunteers welcome anyone in the community who may be […]