Lenten Food Drive
Give So Others Don’t Go Hungry
One out of 10 residents in the D.C. metro area is food insecure.
Hunger increased significantly during the pandemic, and food security is still a long way from pre-pandemic levels. Children are directly affected. The percent of the food-insecure population with children at home increased from 43 percent before the pandemic to 69 percent since COVID.
You can help.
This Lent, make a commitment to make a change by contributing to the Lenten Food Drive, a collection by schools and parishes in the Archdiocese of Washington. Begun during the visit to Washington, D.C., by Pope Benedict, the drive provides hundreds of thousands of pounds of food to local food banks and parish pantries each year.
Donations will benefit hungry families in our local community, stocking shelves at your local food bank.
Thank you for answering the call to help.
Simply fill a bag with shelf-stable food and bring it to your parish or school by the deadline. To ensure that pantries receive what is really needed, please fill your bag from the category paired with the first letter of your last name as outlined in the bag instructions included below.
Schools: March 2024
Parishes: March 2024
Contact Deacon Jim Shanahan, director, Parish Social Ministry, at 202-772-4310 or by email.