Distributing nearly a million pounds of food each year to our food insecure neighbors in Northern VA

Over 18,000 people in Arlington County are “food insecure,” meaning they don't have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of food at affordable prices.  That’s more than 8% of the population of a county that is consistently ranked among the best places to live in America.  That number skyrockets to over 200,000 when you consider the 21-county area covered by the Catholic Diocese of Arlington.  Thankfully, Catholic Charities and their Saint Lucy Food Project are on the case, offering help to anyone who needs it and flexible volunteer programs to anyone who wants to serve – both regardless of beliefs.  Today’s guest, Vince Cannava, is the Program Director and Food Source Developer at Saint Lucy.  Vince is here to share his experiences distributing food to 53 parishes across the Diocese and how you can join in on your own terms and help your neighbors in need. 

INTERVIEW HIGHLIGHTS

Providing opportunities for people to volunteer on their own terms. 

A new program that harvests food from local farms (see video). 

A challenge to increase your awareness, help children who are missing meals because they are on summer break from school, and consider partnering with Saint Lucy's Food Project.  Please call 703-479-2975 if you're looking for opportunities to help.

FULL VINCE CANNAVA INTERVIEW

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