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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.

      For more information or to schedule a drive, contact the outreach specialist at 703-479-2975, EXT 103;    Lori.Sikra@ccda.net

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      Support an Upcoming Food Drive

       

      • Oct 24             All Saints, Manassas, No-Contact Drive-Thru Food Drive (9-2 PM)
      • Oct 24/25        St. Theresa, Ashburn, Monthly Food Collection
      • Oct 30             St. Luke Catholic Church, McLean, No Contact Drive-Thru Food Drive (10-1:30 PM)
      • Oct 30             St. Rita Catholic Church, Alexandria, No Contact Drive-Thru Food Drive (10-2 PM)
      • Nov 7              St. Catherine of Siena, Great Falls, No Contact Drive-Thru Food Drive
      • Nov 7/8           St. William of York, Stafford, No Contact Drive-Thru Food Drive (after each mass)
      • Nov 7/8           Our Lady of Hope, Potomac Falls, Monthly Food Collection
      • Nov 7/8           St. Andrew the Apostle, Clifton, Thanksgiving Meal Food Drive (after each mass)
      • Nov 7/8           St. John the Baptist, Front Royal, No-Contact Food Drive (after each mass)
      • Nov 7-11         Holy Family, Woodbridge, No Contact Food Drive (after each mass and drive-thru M-W)
      • Nov 14            Nativity, Burke, No Contact Drive-Thru Food Drive (10-2 PM)
      • Nov 14/15       St. Francis de Sales, Purcellville, Monthly Food Collection
      • Nov 15             Good Shepherd, Alexandria, Monthly Food Collection (food bin inside)

      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.

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