St. Peter

Welcome to the St. Peter Greg Gannon Canned Food Drive!
Please be sure to review the content below for all of the information that you need regarding our food drive.
If you have any questions, please
email Debbie Duff at

The need for food in the Capitol Hill community is greater than ever. That’s why St. Peter School is partnering again with the Greg Gannon Food Drive to fill the cupboards at Capitol Hill’s Fr. McKenna Center, an independent mission (900 North Capitol Street NW) serving local men struggling with homelessness and Ward 6 families battling food insecurity. The drive, which will run from Tuesday, December 1 through Tuesday, December 8 will look a little different this year. School families and parishioners are encouraged to drop off donations (canned, boxed, or bagged food — no glass, please) at the St. Peter’s Church Hall before and after Mass on December 5 and 6 (come through the church and use elevators or stairs to take food down to the hall) or weekdays from 8 a.m. until noon or between 1 and 2 p.m. We will not be distributing paper collection bags. Just bring food in your own sturdy bags or cardboard boxes. Food will be picked up by the Fr. McKenna Center on Wednesday, December 9.

Cash donations are appreciated, too.  Just go to the top of this page and click on the GREEN DONTAE button.  Remember to tag your gift on behalf of St. Peter School Capitol Hill.  Thank you for your generosity.

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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!


Sunday July 3

Food can be dropped off December 1 through 8th

Saturday December 4

Drive Day

Sunday July 3

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