St. Lucy Project Food Drive


As we are all aware, unfortunately there can be no parish food drives until regular public Masses resume. However, in his “shelter-in-place” order, our Governor has declared that food banks are an essential service; and the need for food to feed families in our communities is even greater now than ever. On May 15th, from 10am-2pm, St. Mary of Sorrows will participate in a new and creative St. Lucy Food Drive Project – “NO CROWD – DROP AND GO – NO CONTACT – Drive-Thru Food Drive”.

Here is how it will work: A St. Lucy Food truck will be parked on our parish parking lot to receive food donations. Parishioners will line up in their cars (NO CROWD), drive up to the truck, roll down their driver-side windows, DROP the plastic bag (no cloth bags please) in a large box without leaving their car, and then GO (drive off). Catholic Charities staff will stay with the truck (NO CONTACT) and drive the truck back to their warehouse for safe distribution to those in need.

There will be no physical contact between the driver and the St. Lucy staff and no one will need to leave their car. Father Barkett will be on site during the event from 11am – 12pm to bless the cars & families as they drive by and drop off food. Please spread the word to friends and neighbors, and thank you for your generous participation!

A gentle reminder: No perishable items or glass jars/bottles, please.