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Food for All #BeMultiplied


Food for All: Be Multiplied is an Archdiocesan, collaborative effort to faithfully respond to hunger in our local neighborhoods. Inspired by Pope Francis’ call to action to end hunger by 2025 and in conjunction with his visit to Philadelphia in September; Food for All: Be Multiplied will be our collective Archdiocesan “Spiritual Bouquet” for Pope Francis.  In the Miracle of the Feeding of the 5000, the disciples gave Jesus the little they had and he multiplied it to feed an impossible number of people. If we are going to end this seemingly insurmountable problem of hunger in our Archdiocese, faith, even the size of a mustard seed can make the impossible, possible. Below are events planned throughout the next several months for the Food for All: Be Multiplied Campaign

Visit the Food for All Event Page

Food for All Parish Leader Information Flyer (This is an informational overview for Pastors and Parish leaders on the components of the Campaign)

Parish, School, Organization Promotional Kit

General Promotion

Food for All Food Drive How To (Use this sheet to learn how your parish/school can get involved in the pledging/donating/and social media campaign aspects of Food for All)

Food for All Parish Flyer (Use this in parish/school bulletins, newsletters, and e-mail blasts to promote the entire Food for All Campaign)

Food Drive Promotion

Food for All Food Drive Flyer (Use this to advertise your Food for All Food Drive*)

Food for All Donation Sign (Use this at your drop off locations for your Food for All Food Drive*)

Food for All Food Drive Poster (Use this as a poster or flyer to advertise your Food for All Food Drive*)

Social Media Campaign

Food for All Pledge Card (Download this card, write in the amount of food items you will either pledging from your regularly scheduled food drive or how much was donated from your new food drive. Take a picture, send it to  and we will post it on-line.)

Food for All Conversion Chart – Coming Soon! (Having difficulty figuring out how much to pledge or donate? Use of conversion chart to help you estimate)

Food for All Social Media Challenge Post (Post this on your parish/school/individual Facebook pages to encourage people to take the #bemultiplied challenge)

FFA Challenge


Food for All Facebook Profile Picture (Use this Food for All logo and replace your parish/school/organization Facebook profile picture. Change your personal Facebook Profile picture, or invite students/parishioners to change their profile picture on Facebook)

Food for All Profile Image


Spread the News! Share this on your favorite social networks to spread the word about Food for All: Be Multiplied.

Food for All Inspiration Facebook Post



Defeat Hunger Promotion

Defeat Hunger 5k Run Flyer (Use this Flyer in parish/school bulletins, newsletters, emails to promote the Defeat Hunger 5k Obstacle Run)

Defeat Hunger Sponsorship Information (Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Check out our sponsorship levels, you will get a lot of great exposure!)

Questions? Contact Sean Ater 513-421-3131 x2733

*Your Food for All Food Drive can be your regularly scheduled Food Drive with the Food going to your normal locations. You may wish to plan a new Food for All Food drive as well

Defeat Hunger Obstacle Run and Food Drive | September 5, 2015

Defeat Hunger Logo

The Office of the New Evangelization and the Catholic Schools Office are hosting a family Obstacle Run, 5K, food drive and after party for the whole community! The event will feature fun for all ages. For information call Sean Ater at (513) 421-3131 ext. 2733.

Defeat Hunger Bulletin Blurb

Register for the Race Here

Be Multiplied

Multiply Gifts of Food Parish Drive | June – September 2015

Parishes, schools, and businesses and other organizations like St. Vincent de Paul are challenged to pledge food to the Food for All Campaign. Many parishes and schools already organize successful food drives throughout the year. Parishes and schools will be challenged to set a goal and pledge that food to the Food for All Campaign. Parishes, schools, and business could start a food drive to participate in the Campaign if they do not already organize one. A social media campaign will highlight the parishes, schools, and businesses making a pledge. All pledges will be made before the Pope visits in September but the food drives can happen anytime in 2015-2016. For information call Sean Ater at (513) 421-3131 ext. 2733.

Multiply Volunteers for the Pope Francis House | June 2015

Poverty leads to food insecurity. Stable housing for families and children increases health, physical safety and security and increases educational and job prospects, all of which help people rise out of poverty. In partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati we will be working together to build a house to honor Pope Francis for his commitment to the poor and reinvigorating the Church. A kick-off celebration will occur in June 2015. Individuals or groups are invited to volunteer. Visit to register. When asked for a join code use: francis1. Groups should schedule with Monica Human at 513-482-5614; Download Pope Francis House Flyer

Advocate for Change

Host a Parish Educational Session.

Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley and the Catholic Social Action Office will provide parishes with the opportunity to host educational presentations on the subject of living in a food desert or facing a food hardship. Speakers and study materials and refreshments will be provided. Call Scott Stephens 513-672-3714 for more information.

Write Letters to Washington.

The Catholic Social Action Office, in partnership with the Office of the New Evangelization, Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio and Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, is sponsoring a “Food for All” initiative.  The effort localizes Pope Francis’ “One Human Family, Food for All” vision to eliminate hunger by 2025.

To help welcome Pope Francis during his visit to the United States in late September, during which time he will speak to the U.S. Congress, the Archdiocese is encouraging local Catholics to advocate for the protection of Child Nutrition Programs in the federal budget.  Parishes can participate in the Offering of Letters designed by Bread for the World, an ecumenical Christian voice, which is supported by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, urging our nation’s leaders to end hunger at home and abroad.  Between now and early September, we are encouraging parishes to conduct an Offerings of Letters and to consider including a moment of education on domestic hunger.  These resources can be accessed at, or by contacting Catholic Social Action at (513) 421-3131, ext. 2660, or  Collected letters should be sent to the Catholic Social Action Office, so that they can be included with letters from Catholics throughout the entire Archdiocese, blessed by the Archbishop, and delivered together to our Congressional representatives. For information on how to participate in the effort click here – Food for All – Advocacy Overview

Learn More about Hunger | October 21 (Dayton) and 22, 2015 (Cincinnati)

Share an Evening with World Food Prize Laureate Rev. David Beckmann.

Attend our Distinguished Speaker Event which will feature World Food Prize laureate Rev. David Beckmann, one of the foremost U.S. advocates on behalf of hungry and poor people. He has been president of Bread for the World since 1991, leading large-scale and successful campaigns to strengthen U.S. political commitment to overcome hunger and poverty in the country and around the world.

The event will include a dinner that incorporates a hunger awareness exercise (i.e. different meals served to represent range of food available to world populations).

Call 800-300-2937 ext.1141 for information on the Learn More about Hunger event.

Teachers, administrators and representatives of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati visited Tagba in June, the site of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes - the inspiration for Food for All. Schools represented were St. Andrew/St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. James. and St. Ignatius.

Teachers, administrators and representatives of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati visited Tagba in June, the site of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes – and the inspiration for Food for All. Schools represented were St. Andrew/St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. James. and St. Ignatius.