The Empty Bowls Project

Saturday - March 1, 2014

On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, the 11th Annual "Empty Bowls Project" dinner to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Place Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry will be held in the cafeteria on the campus of Three Rivers Community College. The dinner will honor

*Lyndsay Meiklem and Meiklem Kiln Works
*Former Mayor Ben Lathrop
*Norwich Public Schools
*Teachers' Memorial Middle School, highlighting: Retired principal William Peckham, Laura Koniecko, Susan Neilan, and Alisyn Hendel

The dinner will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The cost for a "Bowl of Soup" and a refreshment is $5.00. For dinner with a "Hand Made Pottery Bowl" the cost is $10.00.

For more information, please contact Edward Derr at

Hosted by a Norwich Collaborative:
*Three Rivers Community College
*TRCC Education Success Program
*TRCC M.A.L.E.S. Club
*TRCC Sociology Club
*TRCC Student Programs and
*Sankofa Education and Leadership, Inc.

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 8:04 AM

Lenten Fridays

Friday - February 28, 2014

This year, Lent is from Wednesday, March 5 until Thursday, April 17. On Friday's during lent, lunches will be served at Central Baptist Church from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. Central Baptist is located at 2 Union Street in Norwich, across the street from City Hall. Lunch will take place at Central Baptist every Friday until April 18th, the day after lent ends.

Also during lent, Friday nights will be St. Joseph's Fish Fry at St. Joseph's school. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6:30, and the cost is $7 for a single piece, $9 for two pieces, and chowder is $4. The Fish Fry will also run until Friday, April 18.

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 1:54 PM

Volunteer Day with State Senator Cathy Osten

Thursday - December 19, 2013

On Saturday, December 14, 2013, State Senator Cathy Osten and a group of volunteers came to St. Vincent de Paul Place to help make Christmas special for local families. They guided families through "Santa's Workshop" to help select toys for their children.

Check out the video "Helping Local Families in Need" to see what it was all about!

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 11:32 AM

Pantry Closed 12/25 & 1/1

Monday - December 9, 2013

The food pantry will be closed on Christmas (12/25/13) and New Year's Day (1/1/14). Both of these days are Wednesdays, and any Wednesday patrons are welcome to come on either the Monday or Saturday of those weeks to make the day up.

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 11:47 AM

Call for Christmas Dinner Donations

Friday - December 6, 2013

We are asking the community to help us gather ingredients for our Christmas Dinner on December 25.

Please review the shopping list below to see what we need! If you can donate an item or make a partial donation, please call the office at 860-889-7374 so we can provide you with our most up-to-date needs.

If the donation is perishable, please try to bring it in as close to the 25th as possible. Our kitchen prep crew will be working on Tuesday, getting ready for Wednesday.

Christmas Dinner Shopping List

(Note: PDFs can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader or Foxit Reader. Both are free.)

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 9:21 AM