Operation Mato Grosso

Operation Mato Grosso – Food Drive for South America

Operation Mato Grosso is a group of young people who meet in their free time to carry out work projects that support missions in 110 different communities across Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for people of the local communities to remain in their villages, to earn an income, and to improve their lives.

During this Lent, remember people in need

If you’d like to help, place a basket in your dining room, and during the 40 days of Lent, every day put one item of food (listed below) in the basket. Every day before dinner, remember the people around the world that do not have enough to eat. It is a nice way to be thankful for what we have. Six staple food items are needed:

  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Sugar
  • Canned food (veggies)
  • Flour
  • Cooking Oil

Food will be used in various programs: in our schools where we provide free meals to our students; in soup kitchens where we feed elderly people or people who are not able to provide for themselves; to patients in our hospitals and clinics; and more. Our objective is to fill an entire shipping container of food to send to Peru right after Easter. Last year, we were not able to ship any containers because of the pandemic. So food was donated to local Food Pantries. This year, we must keep our good tradition and so, we aim to double the amount once again! Thanks for your collaboration.

Thanks for your collaboration
For more information, please contact: Brady at 443-834-6680 or Dominic at 443-422-4845. Or visit our web site at www.artesanosdonbosco.com.

How to contribute at St. Jane Frances

Food donations of Pasta, Rice, Sugar, Canned food (veggies), Flour, and Cooking Oil can be placed in boxes in the vestibule at St. Jane Frances church. Thank you so much for your support of this effort!