As a former pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish, I'm very familiar with the Greg Gannon Canned Food Drive. I've seen firsthand how this wonderful event can bring together family, friends, and community to serve those in need. That is why Catholic Charities enthusiastically supports the expansion of this effort to other parishes in the Archdiocese of Washington.
Please consider this faith-through-service opportunity for your parish community. What makes this food drive different is that it was began in a parish, supported by parishioners and is now a very successful Advent activity for hundreds of families at Blessed Sacrament. I’m so pleased that we are now offering this opportunity to others who might like to build their parish community through direct service to the poor.
Yours in Christ,
Msgr. John Enzler