Virtual Food Drive
Be the Reason that Our Hungry Neighbors are Fed
Inflation, rising gas and food prices, and the lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on employment have made it difficult for families to make ends meet. No need has been as great as the need for food.
The pandemic shined a light on food insecurity. Years later, the needs of families haven’t changed.
More than one-third of the residents of the Washington, D.C., area report being food insecure or severely food insecure, according to a Capital Area Food Bank survey.
We continue to see large numbers of people using our three pantries in D.C. and Maryland to meet their food needs. Hunger and food insecurity are not going away.
Catholic Charities Leads in the Fight Against Hunger
Catholic Charities is on the front lines in the fight against hunger in the region. Last year alone, we provided more than 3.7 million meals to those in need — more than during the years before the pandemic.
From community food pantries to St. Maria’s Meals, Catholic Charities combats hunger and food insecurity with initiatives that reach people in the diverse circumstances where they live.
Regular distributions provide those living in poverty hot meals, bags of emergency sustenance, snack bags, and ready-to-eat family-style meals. Our food pantries are a dependable source of nutritious staples in D.C., Montgomery County and Southern Maryland.
Give the Gift of a Meal
This fall and winter, volunteer with a Catholic Charities’ food program. Spend a morning at the SHARE Food Network, preparing food for distribution. Assist SHARE with the distribution of grocery packages. Help out at a community food distribution. Or, serve a hot meal at St. Maria’s Meals in downtown D.C.
The Virtual Food Drive helps ensure our food programs continue for another holiday season and the winter that follows. Your gift will help meet our greatest food assistance needs.