Children Make Meals for Needy Kids



July 18, 2017


ARLINGTON, Va. – More than 75 children between kindergarten and fifth grade will assemble breakfast and lunch meals for low-income kids.  August 11, 2017 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Arlington the kids, ages 5 to 11 years-old, will assemble the meals during their Vacation Bible Study classes as part of the “Children Feeding Children” program that was Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington St. Lucy Project. The meals go to families with children who cannot get their free and reduced meals from school.


Details of event


When:           Friday, August 11, 2017 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Where:         St. Ann Catholic Church – inside the parish hall, 5312 10th Street, N., Arlington

“The only miracle in all four Gospels is Christ feeding the large crowd that heard Him preach,” says Art Bennett, President and CEO of Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington.  “One of the ways that we spread the Gospel of His love is to allow people to be the hands who gather and help feed those who cannot predictably put a good meal on the table and allow them to have a healthy meal.”


Here’s how the program works

The “Children Feeding Children” program started for the Vacation Bible Schools last year within the Diocese. There are 2 options in which the churches can participate:

1) The children get a blue bag with a list of food items to purchase.  They fill the bag and bring the bag back, or…

2) They have an event during which they pack breakfast and lunch items in a plastic bag to give to children at pantries. 

Once the activities are completed, the food is brought to the Manassas warehouse of the St. Lucy Project.  From there, the food is distributed to various pantries throughout the 21 counties and 7 independent cities of the Diocese of Arlington as needed.