Loyola University Maryland

Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ)

VIVA House Food Bags

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Donate to the Viva House food bag collection!

Evergreen Campus Due Dates

Thursday -

  • April 16th
  • May 7th
  • June 11th

Timonium/Columbia Campus Due Dates

Tuesday -

  • April 14th
  • May 5th
  • June 9th

Items to be included in each bag:

  • 2 cans of baked beans (or pork and beans)
  • 1 box of cereal (non-sugar)
  • 2 cans of soup
  • 1 jar or can of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 lb. of pasta
  • 1 can of vegetables
  • 1 jar of peanut butter
  • 1 jar of jelly
  • 2 boxes of macaroni and cheese
  • 2 cans of canned meat (like chicken, chili, etc.)
  • toothpaste and toothbrush(es)
  • 1 reusable bag (in which to place all the food).

Drop-Off Locations

  • Timonium Campus - North corridor outside of the facility management office
  • Columbia Campus - Susan Tincher's office
  • Evergreen campus - Lisa Flaherty’s office (Humanities 050R)

About the Viva House food bag collection Program

Viva House, the Catholic Worker House in Baltimore, has a monthly food bag collection. These bags are donated and delivered to Southwest Baltimore to be distributed to families experiencing material poverty in the neighborhood. Each bag serves a family of four for three days. Although Loyola has been a long time contributor of this program, there are still many families whose needs are not being met.

We have set a monthly goal of providing 50 bags to the community served by Viva House. In November 2012, we were thrilled to have our delivery reach 63 bags, our highest number to date! We hope to maintain this level of support so we invite all members of the Loyola community to consider participating in this monthly program. Increasing our delivery of monthly food bags would be a great way to give back to the community.

If you have any questions, please email the Viva House Service Coordinator, at vivasc@loyola.edu. Thank you to those of you who are already contributing to this program!