Society of St. Vincent de Paul

What We Offer

Inspired by Gospel values, members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul join together to grow spiritually by offering assistance to the needy. We operate the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry which distributes food to those in need every Saturday morning. We also organize the "Giving Tree" at Christmas time, encouraging parishioners to buy toys for children of needy families. We also respond to phone calls from the rectory from those asking for assistance. Sometimes we respond directly and sometimes by referring them to other agencies that can assist them. About 36 members help in staffing the pantry on a rotating basis, and weekly shopping and picking up donated bread.

We currently have about 825 families registered who could come for food. Last year our food pantry provided food to 90 families weekly. Averaging 5 people per family, we therefore feed about 450 people per week. Since the pantry is open 50 weeks per year, we annually serve more than 18,500 nourishing meals to needy members of our community. We also distributed Christmas toys to 525 children and helped the needy by providing assistance to repair a roof, pay rent and provide gas money. Several scout/brownie troops came to the pantry to sort canned goods and bag beans. One member said, "I do other charity work, but here it gives me a chance to see first hand the people who are benefiting."

 

Hours: Saturday, 8:30-9:300am, fourth Saturday of the month 12:30-2:00pm

 

Meets: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7pm, in the Church Library

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Society of St. Vincent de Paul Contacts

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