Christ House Food Pantry

The St. Lucy Project

Feeding the Hungry, Nourishing the Soul

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington believes passionately in a future without hunger. Right now, more than 236,000 (Feeding America) people in our diocese are food insecure—they do not know where their next meal will come from.

Therefore, Catholic Charities has re-energized its food distribution program. Four main hubs—Alexandria, Front Royal, Leesburg and Manassas—connect the diocesan-wide network of parish and ecumenical pantries. In total, more than 45 pantries (both parish-based and ecumenical pantries) are served by your support of donated food, time or financial gifts in support of The St. Lucy Project.

Our food pantry at Christ House is open for clients on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 1p.m.

Additionally, we serve a warm meal for 50-65 guests each night of the year. Please arrive between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer or donate food to our pantry, please email Sister Annie Juan at

To volunteer in the food pantry, a minimum of two or more volunteers are need to sort, organize and clean the pantry. Work can be scheduled Monday through Friday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

URGENT CALL: Help us resupply our food pantry.

We need the following items:
• canned meats (chicken, corned beef, spam)
• peanut butter
• jelly
• tuna
• canned vegetables (corn, green beans - (regular and low sodium)
• individual fruit cups (low sugar)
• canned fruit (low sugar)
• cereal (low sugar)
• pasta (regular and gluten-free)
• instant potatoes
• Macaroni & cheese kits
• Coffee, cooking oil, flour, sugar
• Giant, Safeway and Wal-mart gift cards

Email to schedule your delivery.

More than sixteen hundred volunteers contribute time and talent to the important work of Christ House. Many help with preparing and serving the evening meals, and some help by painting, cleaning windows and rugs, and washing dishes. Numerous volunteers assist during Christmas, Thanksgiving and other special times. Christ House thanks it many dedicated volunteers.

Founded in 1973, Christ House provides food to the hungry, shelter to the homeless, and clothing to those in need. Christ House helps individuals recognize their abilities, develop self-sufficiency, and maintain their self-respect. It offers limited assistance to individuals needing help to pay their rent, utility bills, prescription bills, and other expenses.

Directions From 395, take the Route 7 East Exit to Old Town Alexandria (Exit 5). Route 7 becomes King Street. Stay on King Street. Turn right onto south West Street (which is after Peyton Street). Go down South West Street one block to intersection. Christ House is on the right side at the corner of South West and Prince Streets.

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