Energized by the gratitude of others

Carolyn Kwiatkowski Outreach Specialist, Catholic Charities’ Department of Parish Outreach & Advocacy

“Serving in the food pantries as a member of the Department of Parish Outreach and Advocacy during the pandemic has been both meaningful and exhausting. No matter what I’ve been doing to help serve our pantry clients, I have witnessed the gratitude of everyone. And even though being on the front lines can be very tiring at times, knowing we are able to help others get through the pandemic is what gets me up in the morning and ready to do it over again every day.”