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Food distribution in Everglades migrant camp

Several organizations unite for benevolent project

Parishioners and Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary prepare a food distribution at San Juan Chapel in Florida City.

Photographer: Courtesy of Servants of the Pierced Hearts

Parishioners and Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary prepare a food distribution at San Juan Chapel in Florida City.

FLORIDA CITY | Some 400 people lined up at the Chapel of San Juan Diego-Everglades this past Saturday for donations of food. The donation was a joint effort by members of several organizations, including Emmaus and the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Doral-based Our Lady of Guadalupe parish.

They received the donation and arranged for its transportation and delivery, as well as helping unload and organize the goods. Also helping were sisters with the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary: some of them helping in religious education classes that morning, some of them taking part in organizing and distributing the donated food.

San Juan Diego is administered by St. Ann Mission in Princeton. To the sisters' surprise, chapel members helped to organize the Saturday event, setting up tables and even giving out numbers to ensure orderly distribution.

"It was truly a gift to be able to see the immensity of the Lord's provision and the gratitude of the people," said Sister Grace Marie of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts.

Parishioners line up for food distribution at San Juan Chapel in Florida City.

Photographer: Courtesy of Servants of the Pierced Hearts

Parishioners line up for food distribution at San Juan Chapel in Florida City.

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