All Saints Parish will be conducting a food collection drive for the St. Lucy Project, a Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington program, on Saturday/Sunday, September 16-17. The St. Lucy Project is a food distribution hub for food banks, with parish and ecumenical partners.
As Christ said: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, …” [Mt 25:35]. Our brothers and sisters in Christ need our help.
Questions? Contact Marie Klatt, Coordinator of Bethany Food Pantry (571-516-3166 or email@example.com).
The St. Lucy Project
Feeding the Hungry, Nourishing the Soul
Fall Harvest List (non-perishable food)
- Canned meat (chicken, ham, beef)
- Canned tuna
- Beef stew
- Canned fruit
- Peanut butter
- Cereal: oatmeal, rice, grains
- Beans: canned, baked, dried
- Canned vegetables, tomatoes
- Pasta sauce (no glass, please)
- Crackers (peanut butter, cheese, etc.)
- Shelf-stable boxed milk
- Baking Items: Bisquick, flour, Masa flour, oil, shortening
The image of St. Lucy has her holding a stalk of wheat in one hand and a dish with eyes in the other. The wheat is to remind us of her passion to feed the hungry. There are many stories of her bringing bread to early Christians hiding in the Catacombs in the dead of night so they would not starve. She would often wear a wreath of candles on her head to light her way. The eyes symbolize that she is the Patron Saint to the blind; and quite often, we are blind to the hungry in our own communities. This is why St. Lucy is our Patron Saint. May she always guide us to see the hungry and help feed them.