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Catholic Charities USA, the official domestic relief agency of the Catholic Church, provides witness to the love of Christ by helping people in need and by serving their communities. Catholic Charities USA is a national organization that offers support to member agencies, provides disaster relief and promotes poverty-reduction through research and legislative reform. 

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Gleaning Away Hunger

Catholic Charities Diocese of Camden
The word “gleaning” may bring to mind the biblical book of Ruth in which its eponymous character gleans grain from the fields of Boaz. “Gleaning” refers to the ancient practice of allowing poor people to harvest the surplus produce from a farmer’s field. Nevertheless, despite its early origins gleaning still happens today wherever there are farms, like New Jersey. An organization called Farmers Against Hunger (FAH),...
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