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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 to those in need 

    As people throughout the 21 counties of the diocese still struggle with the economic fallout from COVID-19, the need for food is ever present.  Over 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 the invisible hungry within our Diocese.

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

    • Purchase food virtually using our Amazon wishlist
    • 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 designate the St. Lucy Food Project.
    • Mail a check to CCDA, Program Director, 8426-28 Kao Circle, Manassas, VA 20110.
    • Ask your parish to host a food drive.

    May Food and Hygiene Drives

     

    • May 1- St. Ambrose, 3901 Woodburn Rd, Annandale, VA 22003
    • May 1 - St. Theresa, 21370 St Theresa Ln, Ashburn, VA 20147
    • May 7 and 8 - Our Lady of Hope, 46639 Algonkian Pkwy, Sterling, VA 20165
    • May 14 and 15 - St. Francis de Sales, 37730 St Francis Ct, Purcellville, VA 20132
    • May 14 and 15 - Good Shepherd, 8710 Mount Vernon Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
    • May 14 and 15 - St. Clare of Assisi, 12409 Henderson Rd, Clifton, VA 20124
    • May 14 and 15 - Fort Myer Chapel, 204 Lee Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211
    • May 21 - St. John the Beloved, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean, VA 22101
    • May 21 and 22 - St. Bernadette, 7600 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22152
    • May 21 and 22 - Fort Belvoir Chapel, 5950 12th St #101, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
    • May 21 and 22 - Blessed Sacrament, 1427 W Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22302
    • May 21 and 22 - St. Theresa, 21370 St Theresa Ln, Ashburn, VA 20147
    • May 22 - Studio Bleu Dance Center, 20660 Ashburn Rd, Ashburn, VA 20147
    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!