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40 Cans for Lent


As you prepare for Easter by sacrificing during Lent, remember the 40 days and nights that Christ spent in the desert, without food or water, praying and preparing for his sacrifice on behalf of mankind. During this Season, have each person donate one can of food each day.

“Brothers and Sisters, St. Margaret Mary and St. Catherine Churches will start the annual 40 Cans for Lent Food Drive to help our St. Vincent de Paul Ministry on Ash Wednesday.We can use any canned goods and dry packaged items, please think about setting up a donation box where you work or start a food drive at your school to help those in need in our community. We need packaged spaghetti, beans, rice, mac and cheese, breakfast cereals and other sopa’s and pasta’s that go a long way to fill hungry bellies.” Boxes will be available in the back of the church.

What is 40 CANS FOR LENT?

It is a program designed to help fight hunger within our parish baundary. An opportunity to take a small sacrifice and turn it into a big difference in the lives of others.


While Christian based, is entirely non-denominational.  Christianity is not a requirement. The program is open to those of all beliefs and most especially to those with no belief.  All that is required is the desire to help others.

The Program is simple!

Collect one can of food per day during the 40 days of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, and then one extra can per person on Easter Sunday. Drop off your cans at any time throughout the Season place in the back of the church, or drop off at St. Vincent De Paul Building (Near Basaball Field and Gever Hall).

Designated drop-off locations are preferred, but God doesn’t care as it gets to the people that need it.




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