Helping the community is a priority for STRATA Trust Company. Volunteering our time and resources to causes we are passionate about is very important to us. One of the many charitable organizations that STRATA supports is Caritas of Waco. For over 51 years Caritas of Waco has worked hard to combat the hunger and poverty crisis in our community. STRATA works alongside Caritas to do our part to fight against hunger and its devastating consequences.
Each November, Caritas hosts an annual food drive where they openly accept non-perishable food and monetary donations to support the community through the holiday season and beyond. “We are seeing more and more clients in need locally, and the prices that we pay for food are almost doubling,” said Ann Owen, Assistant Executive Director of Caritas of Waco. “Without monetary donations and support from community leaders like STRATA, we would run out of funds to purchase food for those most in need.”
Pictured L-R: Amanda Efird, Caritas Assistant Executive Director Ann Owen, Margaret McVan and Christine Kling
Caritas of Waco is a non-profit organization that helps anyone who has urgent needs, regardless of sex or ethnicity. The majority of its recipients are residents of McLennan County, although there are no geographical restrictions to receiving services. Caritas’ vision is to eliminate hunger in McLennan County, Texas, by providing direct services through its food pantry as well as through advocacy, while working with other hunger-relief programs in Central Texas. For more on Caritas of Waco, visit http://www.caritas-waco.org/home.aspx.