Welcome to the St. Mary of the Mills 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 please contact our GGCFD Team:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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Territory Leaders please pick up your supplies at Kessler Center.
Distribute the bags with stapled flyer the week before the drive. We suggest as early as Tuesday, December 3rd but definitely by Thursday, December 5th to all houses in your territory. We want neighbors to have time to purchase food or select items from cupboards to participate. Please follow your territory map and do not cross your inside boundary street.
Students wear GGCFD t-shirts and bring in canned goods. The morning prayer service reflects on hunger in our area and the impact of our contributions to those in need. Grade with the most cans collected wins a treat at lunch!
Bag collection should begin after 9:00 AM. Feel free to knock on doors to remind neighbors to contribute. Drive through your territory SLOWLY at least two times to be sure you haven't missed any bags! EVERY CAN COUNTS!
Please join us to kick off this special day with a Prayer Service in the main church followed by coffee and donuts in the Parish Center.
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 the parish parking lot to have volunteers transfer to Recipient Organization vehicles. Collections need to be returned by 12:30 PM. Remember to make one last run through your territory to make sure you picked up all of the bags!
If your family or business is interested in sponsoring our event, please contact us.
Marsha Raymond: 301-725-3080
GGCFD Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
of food collected so far.