8000 lbs of Potatoes, Anyone?

Next Sunday, I will be joining one of Washington’s most beloved interfaith traditions: THE UNITY WALK (aka, the walk). Because I couldn’t say it any better, here’s how they describe their mission:

“9/11 Unity Walk brings together people of all ages, backgrounds and faiths to learn to respect each other through a framework of experiential education, compassionate leadership and intentional service. Unity Walk seeks to create a world where we are united, rather than divided, by our many faiths.” — 911unitywalk.org


Almost 2,000 people (YES!) will be walking the stretch of Massachusetts Avenue from Washington Hebrew Congregation down to the Vatican Embassy stopping at each faith community to do a service activity. My lovely parish, Annunciation Catholic Church, will be bagging 8,000 potatoes driven in from Maine to send to food shelters all over the city. As one of the hosts of what we call, “The Potato Gleaning” it would be oh so very much appreciated if your two hands joined in the process. And if Potatoes aren’t your things, there are tours and meditation / prayer sessions being held in the church. What’s not to love?

I could not be more grateful to Megan Mulvenna for carrying the torch this year. It’s time to come together!



Emilia Ferrara