Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Amber Roseboom
Director of Media Relations
Catholic Diocese of Arlington

MEDIA ADVISORY - Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington’s St. Lucy Food Project to Donate 5,000 Pounds of Food in Front of Alexandria’s City Hall to Help Address Hunger

Donation is Part of Ongoing Effort to Help Those in Need in Alexandria


ARLINGTON, VA. – On October 16, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington’s St. Lucy Food Project will donate 5,000 pounds of non-perishable food to ALIVE! in front of Alexandria’s City Hall. The St. Lucy Food Project and ALIVE! are both members of Hunger Free Alexandria (HFA), a community-based coalition of food providers, faith-based communities, schools, and social service organizations aimed at ending hunger. The donation, made in conjunction with HFA, is part of Catholic Charities’ ongoing efforts to address hunger in Alexandria.  

WHO:  Catholic Charities Volunteers and ALIVE! Volunteers                          

WHEN: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:  City Hall, 301 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314                       

Catholic Charities collects and distributes 1.2 million pounds of food annually to those in need throughout the 21 counties of the Diocese through its St. Lucy Food Project. Some 130,000 pounds of food are distributed locally from its Christ House ministry in Old Town Alexandria. Christ House also offers emergency assistance, a clothing ministry, thrift store and transitional housing and workforce development to homeless men. Catholic Charities has served an evening meal to homeless men and women at Christ House 365 days a year for more than 40 years. ALIVE! has been delivering food to the homebound within the city of Alexandria since 1969.

For additional information, contact Amber Roseboom, Director of Media Relations, Catholic Diocese of Arlington, at 571-215-8731 or


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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington serves the poor and vulnerable who live within the 21 counties and seven cities of the Diocese of Arlington, which is led by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge. Catholic Charities provides food for the hungry, a free medical clinic for adults including prenatal care, adoption services, transformational housing for the homeless, mental health counseling, emergency financial assistance, prison ministry, workforce development and immigration and refugee services. Catholic Charities serves all, regardless of faith.