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Annual Food Drive


The Archbishop Carroll High School community has enjoyed a decades-long tradition and commitment to a Thanksgiving Food Drive. Students, parents, alumni, and like-minded friends take on an important annual, mission-driven operation — to combat hunger in our local community.


Each year, the Carroll community collects, sorts, and packs food to provide 300 Thanksgiving dinners — including a turkey, trimmings, and a week's worth of pantry supplies — to local families in need.  Through your generous efforts, the work of our students, faculty, and staff, and God’s grace, we have met our ambitious goal each year! 


There are three ways to help:


  1. Commit to assembling two boxes (one set) of food and pantry supplies for a family (see ACHS Food Drive Box Set Checklist below) and deliver the boxes to Archbishop Carroll High School. 

Drop-off times and hours are Mon-Fri, 9 AM-3 PM, and Saturdays (Nov 4, 11, and 18), 9 AM-2 PM.


2. Make a monetary donation to help us buy turkeys and other food and pantry items. Your kindness ensures our food drive's success. All donations are tax-deductible.  Click here to support our 2023 Food Drive:


To donate by check, send checks payable to Archbishop Carroll High School (Food Drive in the memo line of the check) to:

Archbishop Carroll High School

Food Drive 2023

4300 Harwood Road, NE

Washington, DC 20017


3. Show up for Alumni Collection and Volunteer Day on Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 9 AM – 2 PM. Bring your set of two boxes to drop off, or come up to help assemble/pack boxes of food anytime from 9 AM – 2 PM.


Questions/concerns? Contact Egypt Lyons ’09 at [email protected]


Please check off each item as you put it in the box and place this completed form in the box. Do not seal the box! Deliver completed boxes to Archbishop Carroll. (Dates and times are listed above.)

Thank you for sponsoring a family! What a great service to our community this Thanksgiving!


1) Get 2 empty boxes

2) Fill the box with items listed below, placing a checkmark beside each item you put in the box 

3) Pack boxes with love! 

4) If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Robinson at 202-529-0900 ext. 311 

You may also place a card in your box wishing the family a Happy Thanksgiving! 


1 Complete Family Box Should Contain: 

Green Beans - 2 cans 

        Beans (Black, Kidney, etc.) - 2 cans 

Soup - 3 cans 

Vegetables misc./mixed - 2 cans 

Corn - 2 cans 

Canned Sweet Potatoes or Yams - 1 can 

Canned Tuna - 2 cans

Oil (Vegetable, Canola etc.) - 1 bottle 

Gravy - 1 can/jar/packet 

Dried potatoes - 2 boxes 

Flour - 1 bag 

Sugar - 1 bag   

Stuffing - 1 box/bag 

Cranberry Sauce - 1 can 

Mac n Cheese - 2 boxes


Rice - 3 bags/boxes

Corn Bread Mix - 2 boxes  

Desserts- 1 box Cake/Brownie Mix AND/OR  2 Snack Items 

Ketchup  - 1 

Kool-aid / Crystal Lite  - 2 boxes   

Fruit - 2 cans/jars 

Don’t Forget! 

One Thanksgiving Cards handmade or store-bought (1/box)