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Thank you to all the families and volunteers who helped collect over 11,000 cans for our second annual Greg Gannon Food Drive!


For the last 27 years, the Greg Gannon Canned Food Drive has taken place every year the first Saturday in December.  The food drive has been about collecting donations of canned and nonperishable food items which are then distributed to the Washington area poor, homeless and needy. Over 900,000 cans have been collected over 25 years.

St. Mary's is joining in this year and we are looking for families to help with the drive. This is a community effort that is good for all age groups and a great way to start the holiday season. The drive will take place on December 6th- Rain or Shine!

When is it? Saturday morning December 6th

What does it take to join in? Go to the main page of the site www.greggannoncfd.orfg and go to the drop box on the right that says "Select your church" Sign up to volunteer. Get another family to join with you. It is more fun if two families cover an area.

How does this work? You will be asked to cover a territory of about 150-200 houses.

How much time does it take? You will need to be able to drop bags off in your territory the week before (1-2 hrs) and collect on Saturday (1-2 hours).

What age group can do this? K-8th. 8th graders can get confirmation hours for their service but the younger kids love doing this too.

Who do I call with questions? Kevin Rowe is coordinating St. Mary's efforts with a team.  Or go to Contact Us.


The Friday before, December 6th , the kids will be asked to bring in cans and wear the St. Mary's Greg Gannon Canned Food Drive tee shirts.

Sign up today!