40 Cans for Lent Food Drive


40 Cans For Lent

Our St. Vincent de Paul food pantry has become a critical resource for many families in need. SVdP helps approximately 150-160 families a month, distributing approximately 10,000 – 12,000 pounds of food each month. During the school year, they also help about 45 kids from McKinley and Springville elementary schools with weekend food through the “backpack program”.

This Lent, the St. Juan Diego Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry are again inviting each parish household that is able to consider participating in the “40 Cans for Lent” food drive. The goal is very simple: to have each able household contribute one non-perishable food item for each of the forty days of Lent. Last year you contributed 3700 lbs of food, and since our parish has grown our goal this year is to raise 4,000 pounds.

Here is how it works:

  • Bring 40 non-perishable food items throughout Lent, all at once, or little by little.
  • Place the items in the Food Drive barrel in the Narthex
  • The Knights and SVdP will take care of the rest, and report periodically on progress.

The items that are most needed:

Canned goods including soups, vegetables, fruits and meat products; non perishable dry goods such as cereals, baking supplies, hamburger helper style premixed entrees. Enfant supplies are always welcome, especially diapers and baby food. Thank you.


Thank you for making a difference!