October Newsletter

Friday - October 16, 2015

Our October newsletter is now available!

Please click HERE to view or download it. (PDF format.)

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 12:42 PM

New Refrigerator Received!

Wednesday - July 8, 2015

Great news!

Our food pantry has a new 49-cubic foot refrigerator courtesy of a Connecticut Food Bank Program Capacity Equipment Grant. The Connecticut Food Bank offered this opportunity through the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center in New London, which supplies us with food, including fresh fruits and vegetables.

In addition to the Food Center, local farms including Hart’s Greenhouse, LoPresti Farm, Malerba’s Farm, Orchard Hill Farm, and others generously supply large amounts of fresh produce. Supermarkets such as Stop & Shop kindly donate their excess produce. St. Mark Lutheran Church provides veggies regularly from their Community Garden, as does Small Potatoes from their Seeds to Soup Garden, and others.

Individuals also donate produce they have grown, adding to the quantity and variety available to pantry participants.

Previously, lack of cold storage meant that perishable fruits and vegetables had to be distributed as soon as they were received. The new refrigerator allows us to increase the amount of produce we acquire and distribute. We have been able to store kale, mangoes, apples, and pears, enabling us to offer them to pantry participants on multiple days.

As the warm weather arrives and more local produce becomes available, the refrigerator will be essential to keeping produce fresh.

Thank you to Connecticut Food Bank for making this opportunity available!

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 2:15 PM

Lisbon Landing Toy Drive

Wednesday - December 3, 2014

The Stores at Lisbon Landing will be hosting a toy drive to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Place between Black Friday (November 28) and December 15.

Just bring an unwrapped toy to the stores at Lisbon Landing and drop it off in the boxes. They will be at stores like Petco, Walmart, and Home Depot (for a list of participating stores, please check the Lisbon Landing website for more details).

Thank you so much for all your help!

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 8:39 AM

Support SVDPP at Amazon

Wednesday - December 3, 2014

St. Vincent de Paul Place is now on Amazon Smile.

Our Amazon Smile page.

Once you are on, bookmark this page so you can easily return.

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible Amazon Smile purchases to St. Vincent de Paul Place after you select us as your charity. To do this you must start at Amazon Smile, not Amazon’s regular site. You will be using your existing Amazon account through Amazon Smile. You do not need a new account.

Again we only benefit if you start at the referral link above. We are benefiting if our name appears above yours on the line that has your shopping cart logo.

Please share this information with any family, friends, or businesses that use Amazon.

God Bless!

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 8:37 AM

Harvest Fair!

Thursday - October 30, 2014

St. Mark Lutheran Church will be holding a HARVEST FAIR this Saturday, November 1st from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

It will feature Trash & Treasure, Baked Goods, Vendors and Crafters, Cardamom Bread, and the Broadway Cafe.

Proceeds from the fair will support several of their missions:
St. Vincent de Paul Place
Norwich Area Clergy Association Food Locker
Interfaith Community Lunch Program
The Broad Street Community Garden

Please stop by! If you won't be able to make it, please share with your friends!

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 10:09 AM