Eliminating hunger is one of the top priorities of the Viatorian Community and that was on full display this month at St. Viator Catholic Community in Las Vegas. Once again, its parishioners — and schoolchildren — pitched in to assist struggling families in their own community, through their Lenten “Faces of Hunger” campaign. They raised funds and collected food for services provided by Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, including its Hands of Hope Food Pantry.

Hunger in Nevada is growing, with residents and businesses hit hard by the pandemic. According to Feeding America, one in every eight Nevadans are hungry, and of those, one in five are children.

Consequently, students at St. Viator Parish School concentrated on feeding other children by collecting cereal boxes.

“We collected 430 boxes of cereal,” says Mrs. Tracy Brunelle, principal, “and we had fun doing it.”