Youth meal-packing event Sept. 27

Catholic Charities and the Knights of Columbus will sponsor "Feed a Family," a youth service event, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 8601 Wolftrap Rd., Vienna, Sept. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Participating students will learn about the problem of hunger and will pack meals for families in the local area that will be distributed through the St. Lucy Project, a diocesan program that seeks to reduce food insecurity by bringing aid directly to those who need it. The goal is to pack enough meals to feed more than 1,000 people.

The event is open to all students in grades 1-12, and each participant is asked to bring at least 10 cans of tuna, five cans of cream soup and three packages of pasta. Students in grades 1-6 must be accompanied by a parent, and middle and high school students must bring a signed Parent Consent Form. Service hours can be earned at this event.

Find out more

To register, go to and complete the application, or call 703/841-3830.

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