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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 October      Fort Belvoir Chapel, Food Collection
      • Month of October      St. Joseph Catholic School, Month-long Mac & Cheese Collection
      • Month of October      Basilica of St. Mary School, Month-long "School Bus Project" (collecting unopened school snacks)
      • October 2 and 3         Our Lady of Hope, Sterling, Food Drive
      • October 2 and 3         Holy Family, Woodbridge, Food Drive
      • October 2 and 3         All Saints, Manassas, Food Drive
      • October 2 and 3         Cathedral of St. Thomas More, Arlington, Food Drive
      • October 4                   Sacred Heart, Winchester, Food Distribution
      • October 9                    Farm Gleaning with Commissioned by Christ, Colonial Beach
      • October 9 and 10       St. Francis de Sales, Purcellville, Monthly Food Collection
      • October 9 and 10       St. Louis, Alexandria, Food Drive
      • October 16                 Church of Nativity, Burke, No-Contact Drive-Thru Food Drive
      • October 16 and 17     Good Shepherd, Arlington, Monthly Food Collection
      • October 16 and 17     St. Clare of Assisi, Clifton, Monthly Food Collection
      • October 16 and 17     Our Lady of Lourdes, Arlington, Monthly Food Collection
      • October 23                 St. Bernadette, Springfield, No-Contact Drive-Thru Food Drive
      • October 23 and 24     Our Lady of Lourdes, Arlington, Monthly Food Collection
      • October 23 and 24     Basilica of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Alexandria, Food Drive
      • October 23 and 24     St. Theresa, Ashburn, Monthly Food Collection
      • October 30 and 31     Holy Trinity, Gainesville, Food Drive
      • October 30 and 31     St. Catherine of Siena, Great Falls, Food Drive

      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  maria.rodriguez@ccda.net, or click on “volunteer” button at the top of the page. Thank you for your support!