Food Pantries

Parish Pantry Support Project

No one should go hungry. During the COVID-19 pandemic, and with school closures, job disruptions, and health risks, millions of Americans have turned to food banks for much-needed support. Before the pandemic, 64 parishes of the Archdiocese of Washington served more than 7,500 people per week at an estimated monthly cost of at least $92,000.

Since the onset of the pandemic, three additional parishes established food pantries. The total number of people served has grown to more than 15,000 at an estimated monthly cost of more than $200,000 per month.

Gifts to the Parish Pantry Support Project help replenish parish food pantries and sustain newly opened pantries where demand has skyrocketed this year.

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 Food Pantries.

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 Parish Food Pantry 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
Parish Pantry Support Project
c/o Darlene Cruz, 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 at Contact the Archdiocese of Washington’s CRS Rice Bowl Coordinator at [email protected] or call (301) 512-1043.

Parish-based Food Pantries

Contact our CRS Rice Bowl Coordinator with questions at:

[email protected]