St. Peter

Welcome to the St. Peter 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 Debbie Duff at  If you and your family would like to take a territory, sign up and we will be in touch with you!

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.

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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!


Thursday November 22 1:30

Kids project in school

Kids will staple flyers to paper bags on 2,400 bags that will be taken home and asked to be filled by family, friends and neighbors.

Saturday November 30

Distribute Bags

Kids will distribute bags with stapled flyers to houses in their neighborhoods starting November 30th. We want neighbors to have time to purchase food to participate. Please remember to go back to same houses where you left the empty bags a few days earlier!

Saturday December 5 9:00 AM

Drive Day!

Bag collection should begin after the time noted on your flyer. Feel free to knock on doors to remind neighbors to contribute. Go through your territory at least two times to be sure you haven't missed any bags! EVERY CAN COUNTS!n Return all donations to school where we will have McKenna's Wagon, a food shelter there to pick up the food.

Contact This Parish

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

Debbie Duff: 202-544-1618


collected by St. Peter to date!

Thank You to Our Sponsors