In Belize Sisters feed homeless during pandemic

Posted by Spalding Hurst

May 17, 2021

As the economy continues to worsen for the people of Belize during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sisters missioned in Belize City have sprung into action. The suffering for the homeless population there has worsened due to their donation-seeking not being as fruitful. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth at SCN Center Belize set out to assist the homeless population in the downtown area with a plate of food, a dessert, and a drink. The food and drinks were prepared, packaged, and then made ready for delivery by the Sisters and friends.

“Special thanks goes to my mom, Gloria Codd for making the yellow carrot rice and the SCN Associates who agreed to donate the desserts monthly,” said Sister Carlette.

This month, Marilyn Garvin donated jam rolls for a sweet addition to the meal. Those who received it were very thankful and grateful for a nutritious meal. The Sisters are hoping to do this monthly on an ongoing basis.


  1. Caroljean (Cj) Willie, SC

    Would love to be there to help you. Thank you for your wonderful ministry.

  2. marion sheridan

    Wonderful work following the UN Agenda 2030 that no one will be left behind.
    Blessings from Nova Scotia , Canada

  3. Bev Beckman

    I visited the Sisters in 2015 in the beginning of the LIFE Program. The Sisters do great work in Belize. Kudos to Sister Carlette and all the Sisters in Belize.

  4. Dot Jackson

    The pictures from India and Belize let’s us know that the
    needs will always be there whenever there are people in
    need. Catherine would be proud of you and all the others
    who continue to share what we have been given. Know
    that my prayers will come each day for you. Dot Jackson

  5. Eugenie Coakley

    Excellent work – pivoting from your already crucial work to a task even more needed during these pandemic times.

  6. Leena

    It is so inspiring to see you as a community engaged in preparing and packing food for the homeless. Indeed a great effort to be involved with struggles of our people and reach out to them. Thank you and my prayers for you. Congrats !

  7. Bev Hoffman

    The mangos are slowly ripening! Only one or two a day. We need rain to help them mature!

  8. Sangeeta Ayithamattam

    The pictures of each of you speak volumes of your care and love put into reaching out to those in greatest need. Thank you my dear sisters

  9. Betty Blandford scn

    You are living the mission every day!! Thank you!

  10. Brenda Gonzales

    Thank you so much for continuing to reach out and feed those in need. Wish I could be there to help too.
    Keep up the great work. ❤️🙏

  11. Barbara Joseph Lammers

    Your at it again, all of you, feeding the homeless as we were doing 15 years ago when I first came. Would love to be able to help, so will send prayers for you and all who are helping. Love

  12. Ann Palatty

    I was hungry, and you gave me food….your gesture of mercy will surely be rewarded. God bless you.

  13. Rosemarie Kirwan

    Your account not only brings back memories, but speaks so clearly of your meeting the needs of the time. This is truly charity in action. Continued thanks to Mommy for her always being there to assist, and to our SCNAs.

  14. Maggie Cooper

    Wow, so glad to see what you are all doing for the people who need it. It brings back memories.
    Sending much love!! Wish I could make some mango bread. The mangoes are probably not ready yet, are they?


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