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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.

St. Lucy Project 

    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 can help:

    • Purchase food virtually using our Amazon wishlist
    • Donate any of the below needed food items to a parish food drive or drop off in the safe bins located at our Manassas warehouse or one of our three food pantries.  

      • 1 Peanut butter/3 jam and jelly
      • Cooking oil, sugar, flour, masa
      • Spices (salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, cinnamon)
      • Canned meat or tuna
      • Rice and dried beans: 1-2 lb. bags
      • Canned vegetables
      • Canned fruit or raisins
      • Diced tomatoes
      • Cereal or oatmeal
      • Canned pasta and pasta sauce
      • Shelf stable milk
    • 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, organization, or Council to conduct a food drive to support a CCDA pantry or other pantry in our network.

    Winter/Lent Food and Hygiene Drives

     

    • Feb 1 - 28 - St. Agnes School Soup Drive, 2024 N Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22207
    • Feb 4 and 5 - Our Lady of Hope, 46639 Algonkian Pkwy, Sterling, VA 20165
    • Feb 4 - 12 - St. Veronica, 3460 Centreville Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151
    • Feb 11 - Nativity, 6400 Nativity Ln, Burke, VA 22015
    • Feb 11 and 12 - St. Francis de Sales, 37730 St Francis Ct, Purcellville, VA 20132
    • Feb 11 and 12 - Our Lady of Lourdes, 830 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202
    • Feb 11 and 12 - St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception "Souper" Bowl Drive, 1009 Stafford Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
    • Feb 12 - Good Shepherd Produce Drive, 8710 Mount Vernon Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
    • Feb 18 - St. James Mobile Response Drive, 905 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046
    • Feb 18 and 19 - Our Lady of Lourdes, 830 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202
    • Feb 18 and 19 - Good Shepherd Sharing Sunday Collection, 8710 Mount Vernon Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
    • Feb 18 and 19 - St. Clare of Assisi, 12409 Henderson Rd, Clifton, VA 20124
    • Feb 25 and 26 - St. Theresa, 21370 St Theresa Ln, 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 AlexandriaMonday, Tuesday, Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 1 - 3 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!