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Help Feed the Hungry

Close to 200,000 people in the Diocese of Arlington are “food insecure,” meaning they do not know where their next meal is coming from. Please consider a donation to St. Lucy Food Project to support local pantries in the fight against hunger.


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Catholic Charities and parishes feed neighbors on the peripheries

Through its St. Lucy Food Project, Catholic Charities helps parishes feed their neighbors.


St. Lucy Food Project 

    Catholic Charities St. Lucy Food Project is our way of addressing the problem of the invisible hungry within the 21 counties and 7 cities of our Diocese. We operate food pantries in Alexandria City, Sterling, and Front Royal and a distribution warehouse in Manassas serving those struggling with food insecurity. Our local pantry network also includes parish, interfaith, community and government pantries delivering nonperishable food, produce, dairy, and meat.

    Our Locations and Drop Off Hours 

    Donations are accepted and appreciated at any one of our four locations below.  For large donations, advance notice is required.

    Alexandria Food Pantry at 4725A Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304– Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Sterling Food Pantry at 113 Executive Dr Building #2, Suite 110, Sterling, VA 20166 - Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry at 613 N Royal Ave, Front Royal, VA 22630 – Weekdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Distribution Warehouse at 8426-28 Kao Circle, Manassas, VA 20110 - Weekdays 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with blue donation bins available for evening and weekend drop offs.


    Upcoming Parish Drives

    We conduct drives in partnerships with many of the parishes in our Diocese in answer to Christ’s call to serve. Donate to any of these planned food drives to make a difference.                                   

    • February 3 and 4 - Our Lady of Hope, 46639 Algonkian Parkway, Potomac Falls, VA 20165
    • February 10 - Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Ln, Burke, VA 22015
    • February 10 and 11 - St. Bernadette, 7600 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22152
    • February 10 and 11 - Our Lady of Lourdes, 830 23rd St S Arlington, Virginia 22202
    • February 10 and 11 - Our Lady of Good Counsel,  8601 Wolftrap Rd SE, Vienna, VA 22182
    • February 10 and 11 - St. Francis de Sales, 37730 St Francis Ct, Purcellville, VA 20132
    • February 17 and 18 - Good Shepherd Sharing Sunday, 8710 Mount Vernon Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
    • February 17 and 18 - St. Clare of Assisi, 12409 Henderson Rd, Clifton, VA 20124
    • February 24 - St. James (Hygiene Collection), 905 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046
    • February 24 and 25 - St. Andrews, 6720 Union Mill Rd, Clifton, VA 20124
    • February 24 and 25 - St. Theresa, 21370 St Theresa Ln, Ashburn, VA 20147
    • March 2 and 3 - Basilica of St. Mary. 310 S Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314
    • March 2 and 3 - Our Lady of Hope, 46639 Algonkian Parkway, Potomac Falls, VA 20165
    • March 9 and 10 - St. Joseph, 750 Peachtree St, Herndon, VA 20170
    • March 9 and 10 - Our Lady of Lourdes, 830 23rd St S Arlington, Virginia 22202
    • March 9 and 10 - St. Francis de Sales, 37730 St Francis Ct, Purcellville, VA 20132
    • March 16 and 17 -  Good Shepherd Sharing Sunday, 8710 Mount Vernon Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
    • March 16 and 17 -  St. Clare of Assisi, 12409 Henderson Rd, Clifton, VA 20124
    • March 16 and 17 - All Saints (Hygiene Collection), 9300 Stonewall Rd, Manassas, VA 20110
    • March 23 and 24 - Holy Spirit, 5121 Woodland Way, Annandale, VA 22003
    • March 23 and 24 - St. Theresa, 21370 St Theresa Ln, Ashburn, VA 20147
    • March 23 and 24 - Our Lady of Lourdes, 830 23rd St S Arlington, Virginia 22202


      What We Need

      Below are the top 5 core basics we can never have enough of.  A detailed list of items needed for each of our Catholic Charities’ pantries and distribution warehouse can be found on their site page.

      Jelly/Jam

      Canned Meat

      Canned Vegetables

      Cooking Oil

      Pasta Noodles

       

      St. Lucy Food Project also distributes personal hygiene items when able.  See each pantry and warehouse page for a list of items.

      Other Ways to Donate (Food/Hygiene, Financially, or Your Time)

       

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      Make a Financial Donation

      • Make a  restricted finance donation to our ministry by designating St. Lucy Food Project under “Restrict My Gift” in the dropdown menu.
      • Mail a check payable to CCDA with St. Lucy Food Project on the memo line to Catholic Charities St. Lucy Food Project 8426-28 Kao Circle, Manassas, VA 20110.

      Conduct a Food Drive

      • Click  here to see if your parish participates with a food or hygiene drive, or supports with a monetary donation.
      • Click  here to see what’s involved in planning a drive with your parish or organization. Email  James.McCaskey@ccda.net or call 703-637-2547 for more information. 

      Volunteer

      Volunteer your time at any one of our pantry locations listed above by clicking on the purple “volunteer” button at the top of the page and search for opportunities at the Alexandria Food Pantry, Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Loudoun Regional Office and Food Pantry, or St. Lucy Food Distribution Hub.  Drivers, food sorters, and distributors are always needed.  Contact the pantry in your area for more information.