Christ House Food Pantry

The St. Lucy Project
Feeding the Hungry, Nourishing the Soul

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington (CCDA) believes passionately in a future without hunger. Right now, approximately 219,000 people (from Feeding America statistics) in our diocese are food insecure—they do not know where their next meal will come from.

In response, Catholic Charities has re-energized its food distribution program by adding a food donation and wholesale distribution location in Manassas, and increasing food to its three CCDA pantry locations in—Alexandria, Front Royal, and Leesburg. The warehouse connects a diocesan-wide network of many parish and interfaith/community based pantries. These pantries are served by your support of donated food, time or financial gifts in support of The St. Lucy Project.

Our food pantry at Christ House is open for clients on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 1p.m.

Additionally, we serve a warm meal for 50-65 guests each night of the year. Please arrive between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to fill a wide variety of roles. Volunteers work in our food pantry, staff our Thrift Shop, assist with the evening meal, answer our phones and provide information and referrals to people coming to us in need. Volunteers help out with painting, cleaning windows and rugs and washing dishes. Learn how to volunteer today.

URGENT CALL: Help us resupply our food pantry.

We need the following items:
• canned meats (chicken, corned beef, spam)
• peanut butter
• jelly
• tuna
• canned vegetables (corn, green beans - (regular and low sodium)
• individual fruit cups (low sugar)
• canned fruit (low sugar)
• cereal (low sugar)
• pasta (regular and gluten-free)
• instant potatoes
• Macaroni & cheese kits
• Coffee, cooking oil, flour, sugar
• Giant, Safeway and Wal-mart gift cards

Email to schedule your delivery.

Founded in 1973, Christ House provides food to the hungry, shelter to the homeless, and clothing to those in need. Christ House helps individuals recognize their abilities, develop self-sufficiency, and maintain their self-respect. It offers limited assistance to individuals needing help to pay their rent, utility bills, prescription bills, and other expenses.

Directions From 395, take the Route 7 East Exit to Old Town Alexandria (Exit 5). Route 7 becomes King Street. Stay on King Street. Turn right onto south West Street (which is after Peyton Street). Go down South West Street one block to intersection. Christ House is on the right side at the corner of South West and Prince Streets.

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