Share in Hope Food Drive - Lent 2013
The annual Share in Hope Food Drive will be held in the archdiocese during Lent 2013. This archdiocese-wide food drive relies on the partnership between volunteers and programs at Catholic Charities and the good people of the Archdiocese of Washington. Begin to plan now to make the collection a success in your parish and/or school.
Food collections will take place on two weekends:
- March 2 – 3, 2013 for parishes in Northwest and Southwest Washington, DC and Montgomery County, and
- March 9 – 10, 2013 for parishes in Northeast and Southeast Washington, DC, Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland.
The Capital Area Food Bank—one of the largest private providers of donated food and nutrition education in the region—will again benefit from Share in Hope. Parishes and schools already donating to a different food pantry may donate the food they collect to that organization.
The food drive is coordinated by Catholic Charities-Parish Partners. Forms and further information will be available on the Catholic Charities website in January.
Questions can be directed to:
Teresa Volante, Parish Partners Program Manager
(301) 942-1790 ext. 104.
Share in Hope Lent Food Drive Results 2012:
75.8 Tons of Food Collected & Distributed
Thank you to all who helped to make the Share in Hope Lent 2012 food collection a great success. The people of the archdiocese donated 75.8 tons (151,602 pounds) of food in the Lent 2012 collection. This is up 4 tons from the 2011 collection (142,597 pounds).
Nearly every parish collected food, with 136 out of the 140 parishes involved this year. This was up from the 131 that participated last year. In addition, 26 schools participated in 2012, down from 27 in 2011.
Estimated food collected (in pounds) by the two top parishes by region throughout the archdiocese are:
St. Augustine (2,145)
St. Peter (1,825)
St. Francis of Assisi (4,660)
St. Rose of Lima (4,000)
Prince George's County
St. Mary of the Mills (4,000)
Sacred Heart (Bowie) (2,500)
Jesus the Divine Word (4,000)
Jesus the Good Shepherd (3,000)