The Society Of Home Visits When Times Are Tough
Unique from traditional food banks where families stand in line for a food box to take home, we honor each persons dignity and privacy by taking the food and help to those in need. Specially trained volunteers, called Vincentians, operate and run over 80 community food pantries out of Catholic churches in central and northern Arizona. Each location answers calls for help and serves its communityits truly an effort organized for neighbors to help neighbors. In addition to food boxes, volunteer teams often sit down with the families to hear their stories, navigate additional needs, offer a prayer, and help to connect additional resources when appropriate. Many families share that just as important as the food and resources, they find hope and healing through these meaningful interactions.
Locations And Hours Of Operation
As we navigate this unprecedented time in the midst of COVID-19, St. Vincent de Paul is committed to caring for our neighbors. See the tables below for patron and volunteer hours.
Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.
Food Pantry At The Atkinson Food Room
The Atkinson Food Room is designed to offer a grocery-shopping style experience for individuals and families in need. Guests select their own items, choosing what best suits the needs of their family. This process helps to reduce waste and to meet the actual needs of families. Due to Covid-19, the Atkinson Food Room currently offers pre-packaged food boxes on Tuesday only and shopping style Thursday and Friday. Visitors need to provide bags and/or boxes to carry their food on Thursday and Friday.
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Health Assessments Postponed During Covid
Basic health care is a major concern for thousands of people in our King County communities. St. Vincent de Paul offers a basic health assessment program at our Georgetown Food Bank. We periodically offering free flu vaccinations, blood pressure checks and other health assessments during Food Bank Hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays .
Society Of St Vincent De Paul Holy Trinity Conference
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Holy Trinity Conference in Bloomington, Illinois has a long and rich history serving McLean County residents. We support two large pantries: a food pantry that provides a wide selection of healthy food, and a clothes pantry that offers lightly used clothing for all ages and seasons. Every visitor is served with courtesy and dignity.
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Thats Why Were Here To Help
Thats why St. Vincent de Paul operates 11 parish-based food pantries or food closets throughout Hamilton County, as well as the Becky and Ted Catino Choice Food Pantry in our Don and Phyllis Neyer Outreach Center in the West End.
Together, our food pantries provide food and personal care items to more than 1,000 families throughout the Cincinnati area each month.
To find the Conference that serves your area, or call our Help Line: 513-421-0602.
If you are using the Catino Family Food Pantry at our outreach center on Bank Street in the West End, please call ahead of time at 513-562-8850.
Catino Family Food Pantry Hours
Monday Friday: 8am 4pm
Elizabeth Ann Seton Food Pantry And Sandwich Kitchen
The Elizabeth Ann Seton Food Pantry and Sandwich Window began in 1980, handing out coffee and sandwiches to patrons on our front porch. Today, our sandwich kitchen is open 6 days a week, serving upwards of 125 meals a day. We also provide hygiene kits, socks, gloves, hats and winter clothing to our guests. Volunteers include parishioners, DePaul students, faculty and staff, and others from the neighborhood.
Volunteers arrive between 7:45 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on the day they are scheduled to volunteer and then serve meals until 10:00 a.m. Volunteers help by preparing and serving meals and conclude their shift by 10:15 a.m. after food service is ended. In addition, a group of volunteers prepares sandwiches on Saturday mornings from 8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Our volunteers schedule themselves using an online scheduling system. You will need to create an account to be able to sign up. A link to do this is provided below.
Once you submit the form, youll receive another email with your log-in. Go ahead, log on and look at the schedule to sign up. Feel free to sign up for whenever you are available.
* Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to serve. *
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What Does A Food Pantry Volunteer Do
Serving Guests: The Food Pantry is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 12:30 -2:30 . Volunteers participate in many tasks including helping guests shop for food.
Pantry Drivers: Many of our Foods Pantry guests do not have transportation. Volunteer Drivers provide transportation for the shoppers groceries .
Produce Pick-Up: Free produce is available for pick up at the regional Food Bank. Volunteers are needed on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday- suggested arrival at the Regional Food Bank is 7:30. Volunteers bring the produce to the Pantry.
Home Delivery Orders: The Food Pantry delivers groceries to the homebound residents who are elderly, have physical disability or is a parent of small children. Volunteers take phone orders and pack their groceries for delivery by our volunteer drivers.
Food Express Delivery and Stocking Shelves:
Anyone interested in joining the volunteer food pantry team must complete an application, background check, and sign a code of conduct. These forms are available further down this page.All volunteer roles will include training! Have questions? Want to volunteer? Contact Angela!
St Vincent De Paul Food Pantry
Our food pantry is a part of the Licking Country Food Pantry Network and the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. It is manned by Vincentians from the area churches, and food donations also come from the local St. Vincent de Paul Conferences. Our hours of operation are Tuesday nights from 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. and on Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Canned goods are always in demand, but particular items that are needed are personal care items, like toothpaste, dish detergent, laundry detergent, and toilet paper. Any donations are appreciated. Drop-offs can be at the Food Pantry, as well as at the individual churches that contribute to the St. Vincent de Paul Center.
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The St Vincent De Paul Food Pantry Is A Life
Why a Food Pantry?In answer to taunts to Catholics to practice what they preach Frederic Ozanam and a group of fellow students started seeking out and visiting the poor of Paris in their homes, taking them food and clothing and offering them their friendship and their concern. This small group took as their Patron the great French priest, who alerted the world to social problems, St. Vincent de Paul.
Similar groups began in Paris then to the rest of France and eventually spread throughout the Christian world with the purpose of visiting for the love of God, those in need. Currently the Society of SVDP has approximately 900,000 members in 113 countries.
Fredric Ozanam was beatified August 22, 1997 in Paris, France by Pope John Paul II.
Food Pantry Hours of Operation Tuesday Friday:Referrals issued:
Neyer Outreach Center: Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
St. Vincent de Pauls Neyer Outreach Center will operate on a modified schedule the week of Thanksgiving .
Please note the following changes in hours:
- Tuesday, November 22:Thanksgiving Food Distribution all normal services will be suspended except for Charitable Pharmacy which will open at at 12:30 p.m. for prescription pickups and appointments
- Thursday, November 24: CLOSED
- Saturday, November 26: Open 8 a.m. to noon for normal Saturday operations
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The Society Of St Vincent De Paul
Founded in 1833, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide organization of lay Catholics, following Christs call to serve the poor, the suffering, and the deprived.
Our founding activity, still practiced today, is the Home Visit. Through these visits, Vincentian members establish personal relationships with our neighbors in need, not only providing material assistance such as rent, utilities, food, or clothing, but also offering friendship, understanding, and prayer.
The National Council of the United States was established to support local St. Vincent de Paul Conferences and Councils, and to represent them among the global Societys membership. Today, the National Council provides resources, training, and spiritual formation for nearly 100,000 Vincentians in 5,000 Conferences and Councils across the country.
Because no work of charity is foreign to the Society, Vincentians respond to many community and individual needs through programs such as disaster relief services, job training and placement, thrift stores, food pantries, housing programs, prison reentry, medical services, and many others, always seeking longer-term pathways out of poverty and towards the full flourishing of every person.
What We Need
St Vincent de Paul is in constant need of donations and volunteers. We accept food, clothing, household items, monetary and vehicles. For more information on how you can help people in need visit our volunteer and donation page.
We sincerely appreciate all the monetary and food donations and especially the prayers from all of you who support our efforts to help others.
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