In These Holiest of Days, A Call to Serve Others

These difficult times have brought new burdens for the thousands of people we help every year. And now in this crisis, the number of needy has swelled to include the many in our region facing food insecurity after losing their jobs.

On Holy Thursday, the washing of feet reminds us of the humility of service.

It is in acts of selfless giving that our community’s growing need can be answered.

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Join us in a Holy Thursday Virtual Drive

In these extraordinary times, we ask that you embrace the call to humble service by being a part of Catholic Charities’ Holy Thursday Virtual Drive.

Our greatest demand is to provide for a basic need: food.

We gave out one million pounds of food last year, and we know that the demand will be even greater this year. 

A cash contribution will provide your hungry neighbors ready access to food at Catholic Charities programs throughout the Archdiocese of Washington, including:

  • Cup of Joe breakfast snack bags, which are handed out to 1,500 people every day at our homeless shelters;
  • Food Pantries, which provide communities of greatest need regular access to food;
  • SHARE Food Network, which assists thousands of community organizations and individuals in buying healthy groceries at a discount;
  • Southern Maryland Food Bank, which feeds thousands of individuals and families regularly through emergency food distribution to 30 community pantries, a food pantry and food truck of its own, and snack saks for school children and seniors;
  • Saint Maria’s Meals, which serves hundreds of nutritious meals each week in the District and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

Our call to serve begins on Holy Thursday, a gateway to the three holiest days in the Church.

Find God’s love in service to your neighbors. You will rejoice on Easter morning knowing that an act of selfless giving made all the difference to your community.

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Catholic Charities is a leader in the fight against hunger.

Catholic Charities has been on the front lines of the fight against hunger in the region. Last year alone, we provided more than 2.5 million meals to those in need and distributed more than 1 million pounds of food to local pantries. More than 28,000 people were served through our weekly St. Maria’s Meals dinner program, and more than 32,000 people were able to purchase affordable, nutritious groceries through our SHARE Food Network.


Hunger and food insecurity are pervasive in our community

1 in 8
Americans
is food insecure.

82,000 individuals experience food insecurity in D.C.

31,000 children in D.C. lack access to a nutritious meal.