Feeding the Hungry in More Rural Counties

Feeding the Hungry in More Rural Counties

Almost a quarter of a million people, 88,000 of those are children, in the 21 counties of the Diocese of Arlington are food insecure, meaning they do not know from where their next meal will be coming. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington (CCDA) St. Lucy...
CAN volunteers make the job search a little less lonely

CAN volunteers make the job search a little less lonely

*** By Chris Oliveira, Summer College Student Volunteer, Catholic Charities It is often too easy to view unemployment as a simple number, flashed in news headlines and used as a talking point. But for those who make up that number, unemployment carries a much heavier...
How Can “Financial Literacy” Improve Your Life?

How Can “Financial Literacy” Improve Your Life?

“It must start with the little daily choices. Everyone is called to do his or her part, to use goods in a way that promotes solidarity, to care for creation.” – Pope Francis Are you struggling to meet your financial obligations each month?  Do you find it...
March Meals and April Easter Baskets

March Meals and April Easter Baskets

Debra Beard, Volunteer Coordinator for our St. Lucy Project, shares updates on parish participation through food drives, volunteering, and Lenten giving! And Sister Aniliza Pacheco Juan, Volunteer Coordinator at Christ House, shares how students and volunteers...
A Rapid Response to Trauma

A Rapid Response to Trauma

A Rapid Response to Trauma: Providing Mental Health First Aid A Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington counselor used her expertise to be present to those in a moment of crisis. Elissa Wiggins (nee Kergosien) from the Family Services office in Fredericksburg...
Providing easy, healthy meal options

Providing easy, healthy meal options

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry is located in Front Royal, Virginia and is normally open Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00am – 2:00pm. All who are in need of food are welcome. Loaves and Fishes serves more than 1,000 individuals per month. *** Registered Dietician Maureen...