During this Lenten season, we are pleased to announce that All Saints will be hosting its third annual Bread of Life Food Drive (BOLD) to benefit the All Saints’ Bethany Food Pantry and Catholic Charities’ St. Lucy Project. We are excited to once again partner with the University of Notre Dame Club of Staten Island on this nationwide food drive.
Here are details about this community service initiative to assist individuals and families in our local community in need of food assistance.
When will the food drive take place?
All Saints Bread of Life Food Drive will run from Monday, March 30 – March 31, 2023. All Saints students from the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) will help organize the drive.
Where does the food go?
Almost a quarter of a million people in the Arlington Diocese are “food insecure,” meaning they do not know where their next meal will come from. Our school’s Bread of Life Food Drive will benefit the St. Lucy Project and All Saints’ Bethany Food Pantry to assist families and individuals living within Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County.
What can you do to help?
During the drive, your child(ren) can bring in food donations in the morning and leave them in the boxes that will be outside of their classrooms. Donations can also be brought to the All Saints school office (Monday – Thursday) between the hours of 8:00 AM–3:30 PM.
What food should I donate to All Saints Bread of Life Food Drive?
During the first week of the drive, we will be collecting non-perishable food per the chart below. During the second week, we are adding some fresh fruits and vegetables to our collection. Please see the grade level list below:
|Grade Level||Week of March 20||Week of March 31|
|Pre-Kindergarten||Canned Soup||Juice Boxes|
|Kindergarten||Pasta||Mac & Cheese|
|First Grade||Peanut Butter, Jelly||Rice|
|Second Grade||Brownie/Cookie Mix||Oranges|
|Third Grade||Beans (canned/dried)||Carrots|
|Fourth Grade||Canned Meat*||Oil|
|Fifth Grade||Cereal and Oatmeal||Canned Tomatoes|
|Sixth Grade||Canned Vegetables||Peppers|
|Seventh Grade||Canned Fruit||Potatoes|
|Eighth Grade||Pasta Sauce (no glass)||Onions|
*Chicken, ham, beef or tuna
The grade level that brings in the most food will enjoy a Chick fil-A lunch, courtesy of the school. The grade level that donates the second largest amount of food will receive a dress-down day, and third place will receive extra recess.
If you have any questions about our 2023 Bread of Life Food Drive, please contact Janis DeVore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and support of the Bread of Life Food Drive to benefit those in need of food assistance during this Lenten season.
Sincere thanks to the University of Notre Dame Club of Staten Island for their organizational and logistical support.