The Rooted program (6th-8th Grade Faith Formation at St. John Neumann Church) works together each year to provide 40,000 meals to the hungry and we need your support! This coming year, we will again be partnering with Cross Catholic to follow Christ’s call to feed the hungry!

First, we would like to thank all of you who supported these efforts in the past. In March of 2019, we were able to pack over 40,000 meals, meet our goal of raising $10,000, and to even provide Cross Catholic with a bit extra to support additional meals and shipping costs (see below for pictures). Most of our fundraising and our food packing event scheduled for March 2020 had to be canceled due to the current public health concerns. Fortunately, due to the amazing support of our community, we were still able to donate $5,000 to Cross Catholic which will provide about 20,000 meals to those in need (see below for an article with more details).

This coming year, we plan to pack another 40,000 meals! The Rooted program will work together at our retreat on March 21st to pack the meals (of rice, beans, and vitamins) that will then go to hungry children and families in places of need throughout our global community. It cost only $0.25 per meal which means we need to raise $10,000. Please see below for various ways to show your support!


There are many ways for you to show your support!

  • Volunteer – We are in great need of a few adults to spear head our fund raising efforts for the 2020/2021 Rooted year. Please let us know if you are interested in joining the Rooted Fundraising Team! Contact for more information or to signup.
  • Donate Online – Use the button below (or click here).
  • Pray – Please offer prayers for the Rooted participants and volunteers and for Cross Catholic and the many people who they serve!
  • Stay Tuned for Additional Ways of Offering Your Support:
    • Volunteer – If you are are a Rooted participant and would like to help with our volunteer efforts, please signup once we begin our fundraising efforts.
    • Donate in Person – Rooted members will be outside of Mass spreading awareness and collecting donations as we get closer to our food packing event.
    • Shop – Purchase Christmas gifts or other items through Boon Supply and we will receive 40% – a link will be available around September or October.
    • Eat – In September or October we will announce our restaurant partners and the dates that they will be supporting us and any other details you may need to be aware of to help in this way.

Here is an article that was published in our parish bulletin on June 14, 2020!

Here are some pictures from March 2019’s event!