The OLQP Food Pantry

A Food Drive is held the 2nd weekend of every month to stock the pantry shelves with donations of canned goods and non-perishable items for our hungry neighbors. Re-useable grocery bags and a shopping list are distributed on the first weekend of the month. The 2nd weekend Food Drive does not provide for the current demand -- an average of 170 bags of food are distributed to area residents each week to help supplement their grocery needs; nearly 9,000 bags a year -- making food donations necessary throughout the month. Contents of our food bags include cereal, canned vegetables, canned fruit, meat or tuna, pasta, pasta sauce or tomato products, macaroni and cheese, rice, and beans. Participants are also offered a choice of finely ground corn flour for making tortillas or vegetable oil. Many weeks there are also produce items and bread. Ministry opportunities include helping with the monthly food drives, sorting and bagging food, shopping for what is still needed after donations come in, and distributing the bags on Wednesday mornings.

Contact Michelle Knight: 703-979-5580, mknight@olqpva.org   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Lady Queen of Peace

2700 South 19th Street
Arlington, Virginia, 22204, USA
703-979-5580 Office
703-979-5590 Fax
office@ourladyqueenofpeace.org
Office hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed on federal holidays)