Food Pantries

Community Food Security Program

No one should go hungry. With job disruptions, health risks, and school closures, thousands of people in our communities turn to food banks for much-needed support. The number of people served through our parish and school food security programs each month in our area has increased significantly.

Your gift to the Community Food Security Program will help sustain and replenish parish and school food pantries where demand has skyrocketed throughout the archdiocese.


Catholic Charities is in urgent need of volunteers to assist at food pantries in the ADW area. Volunteer today!

Ways to Give

Credit Card or ACH Direct Debit

Click here​ to donate online. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards. You can also make donations from a checking account via ACH direct debit. 100% of your donations goes to the Parish and School FoodPantries.

Click here to make a donation via Faith Direct. Please note that if you already have an account with Faith Direct, you can go to “My Account” in the top right navigation bar of your account and then choose “Give to Another Church.” You will find the Community Food Security Program by using parish code DC158 in the search bar.

By Check

Please make your check payable to the Archdiocese of Washington and mail it to:

Archdiocese of Washington
Community Food Security Program
c/o Danny Ortega, Development
P.O. Box 29260
Washington, DC 20017-0260

By Phone

[email protected]


CRS Rice Bowl

Parishioners and students participate each year in CRS Rice Bowl, the Lenten spirituality program of Catholic Relief Services, to deepen their spiritual practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The CRS Rice Bowl program provides tangible assistance to our brothers and sisters in need.

Contributions to CRS Rice Bowl provides clean drinking water and training for farmers in sustainable agriculture, as well as promotes maternal and infant health, childhood education, and support small business owners. A portion of contributions to CRS Rice Bowl stays in our communities to support parish food pantries throughout the Archdiocese of Washington.

Learn more about how your parish or school can participate in CRS Rice Bowl for the Season of Lent. Contact the Archdiocese of Washington’s CRS Rice Bowl Coordinator at [email protected] or call (301) 512-1043.

Parish-based Food Pantries

Check with Parishes about giving or receiving assistance with their parish-based food pantry.

Contact our CRS Rice Bowl Coordinator with questions at:

[email protected]