Ten years ago Monsignor Francis X. Schmidt began the work of Father Chucks Challenge.  On April 22, 2017,  125 donors, volunteers and friends of FCC gathered at St. Isaac Jorges parish in Wayne, Pa. to celebrate and reflect upon the accomplishments of our FCC ministry. Click on the picture to hear more.........

        Father Chuck's Challenge, 
with Food for the Poor, Inc., is a  small local charity
attempting to help clearly identified, desperately poor people with clear definite plans for...

"sheltering the homeless"  (new homes, latrines)

"feeding the hungry"  (chickens, fruit trees, seeds)

"giving drink to the thirsty"  (pure water to each home)

permanently!   fundamentally!   economically!   immediately!

St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Francis Xavier are our patron saints.
     We call on their intercession for all involved in Father Chuck's Challenge, and for missionaries everywhere.

"Whatever you do for the least of my brothers you do for me."  (Mt. 25:40)

 Food for the Poor  sees present housing for the poor in Nicaragua & Haiti as:

   A few sticks, some scraps of metal, wood, plastic or cardboard, even rags.  These are what the poorest of the poor use to build their shacks. Dirt floors turn into mud when it rains, and children fear that their house might collapse on them during violent storms. In such conditions, despair can be overwhelming and disease and illness are rampant.

   Your gift for housing will have a lasting effect on those you help. It will give families a sense of safety and security. It will also be a testament to the power of God's love to transform lives.

Father Chuck's Challenge