40 Days of Giving: 2018 Lenten Challenge

What is the “40 Days of Giving: 2018 Lenten Challenge?”

For those who are looking for a way to add the spiritual discipline of giving to their Lenten practices, the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry is offering a daily challenge:

40 Days of Giving: Lenten Challenge 2018Click Image to Download Flyer
How To Participate:
  • Collect 1 can per day, and deliver your donation to the Food Pantry at the end of Lent (or drop off some cans each week).
  • Pledge a dollar amount each day, and submit your pledge x 40 at the end of Lent (submit via USPS mail or online).
  • Collection will take place during the 40 days of Lent, beginning Ash Wednesday through Holy Thursday (Feb 14 – Mar 29, 2018).

Download our flyer for the 40 Days of Giving: Lenten Challenge 2018 today (includes donation needs, drop off hours, and location; or visit our Food Donation page for a list of requested donations.

Food may be dropped off a the pantry weekdays between 10am and 12 noon, or left in the donation boxes outside our doors (these are checked daily).

All Donations Will Go to Support Our Mission of
Giving H.O.P.E. and Helping Other People Eat.

What is Lent?

Lent is a Christian tradition that takes place over the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday each year in the Christian calendar. During Lent, Christians are called to commit acts that honor the sacrifice they believe Jesus made for them, and help draw them closer to God. Some people choose to fast or “give up” certain luxuries, while others add spiritual discipline, such as reading a daily devotional, praying through a Lenten calendar, or giving to others.