Q. How big is the box, what does it contain, and how much does is cost?

A. The box is 8"x8"x4" inches and includes a variety of chocolate desserts, including cupcakes, candies, and other chocolate treats. Not all boxes will contain the same items, but your sugar cravings will be thoroughly satisfied. Boxes are $22 each, with a portion of the money going to local food pantries. (Hint: check our social media pages for a $2 discount code!)

Q. Once I order my box online, how do I pay for it, and how do I pick it up?

A. After you place your online order, you will receive an email with a link to our online payment platform. Come to St. Mark's on Saturday, Feb. 12, between 1 and 4 p.m. and volunteers will be stationed in the parking lot or just inside the foyer (depending on the weather) to give you your box (or boxes!). You can also pay that day, either cash, check, or credit card.

Q. Can I order a box in person that day?

A. Yes, but we may run out of boxes. Ordering ahead of time online is the best way to ensure you will get a box.

Q. What happens if I can't come pick up the box during the Chocolate Festival (Saturday, Feb. 12, 1-4 p.m.)? 

A. You must be able to pick up the box that day, although you can designate someone else to pick it up for you. Or, you can donate your box to a first reponder--volunteers will deliver the boxes to the Westford Fire Department after the festival. If you let us know ahead of time, you can also pick up your box after the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, Feb. 13, but because the desserts are freshly made, we can't store purchased boxes longer than 24 hours. 

Q. I have a nut allergy. Will there be nut-free options?

A. No, we can't guarantee our parishioners will be able to safely make nut-free desserts.

Q. What food pantries will benefit?

A. We will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Westford Food Pantry, Lowell Food Pantry, and Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.

Q. How much are raffle tickets?

A. Raffle tickets are $2 and can be purchased here or when you come to pick up your box. If you buy five ($10) we'll throw a sixth one in for free!

Q. What are the raffle prizes?

A. Visit this page for an updated list of prizes.
Note: When you buy a raffle ticket, you will be eligible for all of the prizes. 

Q. I don't want to buy a box of chocolate or raffle tickets. How can I just donate money?

A. Go here and look for the Chocolate Festival dropdown box: https://www.st-mark.org/give#