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Donate and Distribute Food

Almost a quarter of a million people in the Diocese of Arlington are “food insecure,” meaning they do not know where their next meal is coming from. Help our St. Lucy Food Project collect and distribute food where it is most needed in the Diocese.

We need your help providing food during COVID-19 

    During the coronavirus pandemic, the need for food is greater than ever, as people throughout the 21 counties of the diocese struggle with the economic fallout that has resulted from COVID-19.  Almost a quarter of a million people in the Diocese of Arlington are “food insecure” with 1 in 4 being children.  Catholic Charities' St. Lucy Food Project is our way of addressing the problem of hunger – or "food insecurity'' – within our Diocese.

    Here’s how you and your parish can help to feed families in need.

    • Purchase food on our Amazon wishlist, You won’t have to leave the house to help stock our shelves.
    • Donate food in the safe bins located at our Manassas warehouse or at one of our three food pantries.  
    • Make an online  financial donation and designating the St. Lucy Food Project.
    • Mail a check to CCDA, Program Director, 8426-28 Kao Circle, Manassas, VA 20110 (with St. Lucy Food Project in the memo.)
    • Ask your parish to host a no contact drive-thru food drive where donors can drop off non-perishable food for the St. Lucy Food Project while practicing social distancing and without getting out of the car.

    Upcoming Events:

      • Month of August
        • Fort Belvoir Chapel, Food Collection
      • August 2
        • Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Winchester, Food Distribution
      • August 7 and 8
        • Our Lady of Hope, Sterling, Monthly Food Collection
      • August 14
        • One Day Mission Trip, Colonial Beach, Crop Gleaning
      • August 14 and 15
        • Holy Spirit, Annandale, Food Drive
      • August 14 and 15
        • St. Francis de Sales, Purcellville, Monthly Food Collection
      • August 15
        • Our Lady of Lourdes, Arlington, Food Collection

       

      • August 21 and 22
        • Good Shepherd, Arlington, Monthly Food Collection
      • August 21 and 22
        • St. Clare of Assisi, Clifton, Monthly Food Collection
      • August 22
        • Our Lady of Lourdes, Arlington, Food Collection
      • August 28 and 29
        • St. Theresa, Ashburn, Monthly Food Collection
      • August 30
        • Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Winchester, Food Distribution
       
      For more information or to schedule a drive, contact the outreach specialist at 703-479-2975, EXT 103;    Lori.Sikra@ccda.net

      How We Serve the Hungry 

      Our St. Lucy Food Project supplies and operates three Catholic Charities pantries that feed the hungry within their communities:

      Food can be dropped off at each pantry. For large donations please call or email ahead. 

      Christ House in AlexandriaWeekdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

      Loudoun Regional Office - Monday thru Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

      Loaves and Fishes in Front RoyalWeekdays from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

      It also supplies food to 69 other parish, interfaith, community and government pantries within the Diocese, delivering nonperishable food, produce and meat.

      For more information or to schedule a drive, contact the outreach specialist at 703-479-2975, EXT 103;    Lori.Sikra@ccda.net

      Download the Food Drive Kit to conduct a drive at your parish, school, or place of business.

      If you’d like to volunteer as a driver or help at our warehouse or 3 pantry locations below, please call (703) 479-2975 ext. 100, email  debra.beard@ccda.net, or click on “volunteer” button at the top of the page. Thank you for your support!