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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 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 at one of our three food pantries.  

      • 1 Peanut butter/2 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 to host a food drive.

    August Food and Hygiene Drives

     

    • Aug 1-12 - St. Luke, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101 (Hygiene collection)
    • Aug 6 and 7 - Our Lady of Hope, 46639 Algonkian Pkwy, Sterling, VA 20165
    • Aug 13 - Corpus Christi, 41685 Corpus Christi Drive, Aldie VA 20105
    • Aug 13 and 14 - St. Francis de Sales, 37730 St Francis Ct, Purcellville, VA 20132
    • Aug 13 and 14 - Holy Spirit, 5121 Woodland Way, Annandale, VA 22003
    • Aug 20 and 21 - Good Shepherd, 8710 Mount Vernon Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
    • Aug 20 and 21 - St. Clare of Assisi, 12409 Henderson Rd, Clifton, VA 20124
    • Aug 27 and 28- St. Rita, 3815 Russell Rd, Alexandria, VA 22305
    • Aug 27 and 28 - 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!