Holy Redeemer

Welcome to the Holy Redeemer Greg Gannon Canned Food Drive!
We are looking forward to collecting more CANS OF HOPE to share with our neighbors in need.
Please be sure to review the content below and if you have any questions,
email GGFCD at  ggcfdholyredeemer@gmail.com

This year we are using a Sign Up Genius to assign territories.
Please click here to visit that page.
We will update the Territory Maps as they are assigned.



Sign Up to Participate

Remember ALL volunteers need to register.
Territory assignments are not lost, we just need to start with fresh contact information.
Complete the form below and add any family members.
Please ask other adults/families on your team to do the same thing.

Sign Up

How It works

Territory Boundaries

Territories have been created by dividing neighborhoods around a parish into about 175 houses. As a Territory Team Member, you will be responsible for the food collection in that area. Please be sure to refer to your territory map to be sure of the streets and "sides" of the streets in your territory. Please stay on the inside of your boundary and only visit houses on your side of the outside street.

Territory Supplies

You will be given all of the supplies you need to collect food in your territory: bags, flyers, thank you door hangers and a map. Instructions to successfully collect in your territory will be provided and can be found below in Helpful Hints and Resources.

Territory Bag Distribution

Between Sunday and Thursday before the collection date, please distribute your bags and flyers. This gives your neighbors enough time to shop or select items from their cupboards for your Saturday collection day.

Territory Bag Collection

On drive day, go back to the same houses and collect filled bags left outside. Please do not collect before the time on your flyer. Hopefully, the bags are prominently set out, but please drive slowly to be sure you don't miss any and don't hesitate to knock on doors to remind neighbors to support those in need. After you have gone through your territory once, please go through again to pick up bags which may have been left out late.

Collection Site and Sweeping

Many volunteers are needed on Drive Day to help at the collection site. We need help directing the food as it arrives in territory leaders' vehicles and as it goes out in recipient organization vehicles. Then of course we need many hands to move the donations quickly and efficiently. No matter how careful territory volunteers are when collecting their items, some bags are missed. Our donors often call to have their bag picked up and we need help organizing these calls and picking up the bags. EVERY CAN COUNTS!


Monday November 6 All Day

Volunteer Sign Up Begins

All volunteers should click the link above to request a territory on the Sign Up Genius this year.

Sunday November 26 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Territory Supply Pick Up

Territory Leaders please pick up your supplies at the Church Basement on Sunday, November 26th or Monday, November 27th

Tuesday November 28 All Day

Distribute Bags

Distribute bags with staples flyers between Tuesday, November 28th and Wednesday, November 29th to all houses in your territory. We want neighbors to have time to purchase food or select items from the cupboards to participate. Please follow your territory map and do not cross your inside boundary street.

Monday November 27 All Day

School competition against Blessed Sacrament!!

Bring your cans into school the week before the drive to collect more cans than Blessed Sacrament.

Saturday December 2 8:30 AM

Drive Day!

Bag collection should begin after 9:00 AM. Drive slowly through your territory at least two time to be sure you find all of the bags left out. EVERY CAN COUNTS!!!

Saturday December 2 8:30 AM

Prayer Service

Please join us in the school auditorium for a prayer service with coffee and donuts to kick off this special day!

Saturday December 2 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Collect the Bags

Make your way through your territory to collect the bags of donations. Use the Can Count Sheet to count as you collect! Bring your loaded bags back to Holy Redeemer Church Parking Lot to meet Southern Maryland Food Bank. Collections need to be returned by 12:00 Noon. Remember to make one last run through your territory to make sure you haven't missed any bags.

Contact This Parish

If your family or business is interested in sponsoring our event, please contact us.

Jorge Garayta: 240-475-3124


collected to date by Holy Redeemer!

Thank You to Our Sponsors