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 Lauren Janes at

Greg Gannon Food Drive Collection Begins This Weekend!

St. Peter School Student Families are leading parish efforts for this year’s Greg Gannon Food Drive. Beginning Saturday, November 12, bags will be available in the back of St. Peter’s and St. Joe’s Churches for parishioners to fill and return to church any time before 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 20; donations will also be accepted at St. Peter School from 10:45 a.m.-Noon on Sunday November 20. For 35 years, this drive has supported 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. Thanks for your support! For questions, contact Lauren Janes (

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.

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 June 13

Food can be dropped off December 1 through 8th

Saturday November 18

Drive Day

Thursday June 13

Contact This Parish

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

Lauren Janes: 202-544-1618


collected by St. Peter to date!

Thank You to Our Sponsors