Summertime Supply Lows.
Saturday - August 24, 2013
As we move toward the end of summer our supply levels are dropping to critical levels. With no holidays nearby to spur people to think about charity, we are having difficulty keeping our shelves stocked.
A typical pantry day will serve ~55 families with an average family size of 3 people. For items that we try to provide one of for each person, such as tuna fish and soup, this means we go through 165 cans (on average) during a pantry day. The pantry runs three days per week meaning just shy of 500 cans are required each week to try to fulfill our food goals for the 165+ families that will come for assistance. During the end of the month, our family counts reach into the 70s and 80s on any given day further straining our food supplies.
If you, your family, your church, or your workplace have felt the inclination to help those in need, now is a crucial time for donations. We are in need of virtually all of our staple food items and any donations would be incredibly important.
Foods we are in danger of running out of daily:
- Canned Soup
- Tuna Fish/Chef Boyardee style foods with meat
- Pasta or Rice
- Pasta Sauce
- Macaroni and Cheese or Ramen
An enormous Thank You to all of our donors helping us to continue to provide food to those in need during these lean times.
St. Vincent de Paul Place | 10:59 AM
Mar/Apr Feinstein Donation Boosts
Wednesday - March 20, 2013
During the months of March and April, all donations we receive will be recorded in detail and reported to the Feinstein Foundation. At the end of the collection period the Feinstein Foundation will proportionally split one million dollars between participating agencies.
This means that every donation during March and April will have added value by increasing the size of the contribution we will receive from the Feinstein Foundation.
Thank you to all of our donors for your generosity and willingness to help others in need!
St. Vincent de Paul Place | 8:08 AM
Right Next Door - Art Exhibition
Tuesday - March 5, 2013
Two of St. Vincent de Paul Place's talented volunteers will soon be having an art exhibition at The Gallery at Firehouse Square in New London.
Right Next Door will display photographs and paintings by Alex and Elisabeth featuring moments captured while volunteering to help those in need.
The exhibit will be open from March 10 through March 27, and all pieces will be available for purchase with 100% of the proceeds being donated to St. Vincent de Paul Place and the Homeless Hospitality Center in New London. On Saturday, March 16, Elisabeth and Alex will be at the gallery for the Opening Reception from 2:00pm - 6:00pm.
Please come out to enjoy the artwork and support the volunteers that make our mission possible.
Click HERE to view the official announcement with all information. (190KB)
St. Vincent de Paul Place | 8:22 AM
Benefit Concert - March 10
Friday - February 15, 2013
Christ Episcopal Church Presents:
FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY - A Benefit Concert for the St. Vincent De Paul Place.
Join the Treble Clef Women's Choir of St. Patrick St. Anthony Church, Hartford, for a program of sacred music to nourish the mind and soul on Sunday, March 10th at 3pm at Christ Episcopal Church (78 Washington Street, Norwich).
Admission: Adults $20; Seniors $10.
ALL proceeds will be donated to St. Vincent De Paul Place of Norwich in support of their food, advocacy and outreach ministries to those in need.
For more information, call 860.887.4249.
Click HERE to view the flyer.
St. Vincent de Paul Place | 3:43 PM
Food Pantry Closed Christmas Eve
Friday - December 21, 2012
Just a reminder to anyone we haven't told while visiting, the food pantry will be closed on Monday, December 24 for Christmas Eve.
Any patrons that would have received a bag on Monday are welcome to come on Wednesday (12/26) or Saturday (12/29) to make the day up.
The kitchen will serve breakfast and lunch as usual.
St. Vincent de Paul Place | 2:34 PM