The St. Mary’s food pantry provides food to both charitable organizations and families. We identify the neediest people in our community with the help of Fairfax County and other local organizations. We also partner with other faith communities and non-profit programs serving families in low-income areas of Alexandria, Lorton, and Washington, DC. Each week, volunteers pack bags of fresh and non-perishable food that are delivered to or picked up by people who are struggling to meet their basic needs.
Contact Christina Benedi at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 978-4141 ext 109 if you would like to volunteer or collaborate in some way with our program.
Food Donations can be left in a shopping cart in the foyer of the Parish Center from 8:30 am – 8:00 pm weekdays and 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekends. The Parish Center is the brown brick building on Sideburn Road (NOT the new church on Zion Dr).
We also encourage participation in our monthly collections which are held on the second Sunday of each month. Parishioners can grab a blue “returnable” bag after Mass and use them (or a plain bag) to bring back donations the following week.
Monetary donations are gratefully accepted. Please make checks out to St. Mary’s with “Food Pantry” in the memo line or donate online through parishgiving.org.
You can also join our St. Mary’s Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/stmaryspantry
Contact us if you would like to organize your own collection of non-perishable food items and personal products. We’d love to work with you and can step you through the process.
We always need these items:
Bagged Dry Beans
We also gratefully accept other non-perishable items such as:
Canned Diced Tomatoes
Soups (all types)
Mac n cheese
Tea (black, green, herbal)
Coffee (instant or ground)
Baby Diapers & Pull Ups (all sizes)
Kindly check expiration dates and avoid glass jars. Thank you!