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Campaign to End Hunger will take place Oct. 6

The House of Mercy’s seventh annual “Campaign to End Hunger” meal-packing event will be held Oct. 6 at 8170 Flannery Court, Manassas, Va.

Beneficiaries of the food this year will provide meals for hundreds of the needy in Northern Virginia through neighboring organizations such as House of Mercy, Medical Missionaries, St. Lucy Project, SERVE, ACTS and Food for Others.

Business sponsors include Caring Hands Animal Hospital in Bristow, TS&T Traffic Systems, Peer Software, Closets by Design, and one anonymous sponsor. House of Mercy needs additional sponsors to reach its goal of $40,000.

The campaign goal is for volunteers to pack 110,000 meals, said Jessica Root, executive director of House of Mercy said.

“This is an exciting event to bring awareness of the need in the community and to bring people together for a fun day of service,” Root said.

How to help

To register, go to the House of Mercy website.  

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2018