Call for Thanksgiving Dinner Donations

Friday - November 8, 2013

We are asking the community to help us gather the ingredients to make our Thanksgiving Dinner on November 28 special for all those who attend.

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 that we can keep track of the donors and quantities, as well as provide you with our most up-to-date needs.

If the donation is a perishable item please bring it in as close to the the 28th as possible. On that note, our kitchen prep crew will be working on Wednesday getting ready for Thursday.

Thanksgiving Dinner Shopping List

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

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 9:50 AM

Lisbon Wal-Mart Food Drive - Sept 7.

Tuesday - September 3, 2013

This coming Saturday, September 7th, there will be a food drive held at the Wal-Mart in the Lisbon Landing. (160 River Rd., Lisbon, CT)

The food drive will be held between 9:00am and 5:00pm, and all types of non-perishable foods and goods will be collected. Please help us to restock our empty shelves in the pantry!

Our critically needed items at the moment are:
- Tuna Fish
- Pasta Sauce
- Canned Soup
- Pasta or Rice
- Macaroni and Cheese or Ramen

An enormous thank you to our friends at Wal-Mart, our dedicated organizers, and all those who donate to help us provide food to the hundreds of families we see every month.

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 10:22 AM

Fall Festival - October 5th

Tuesday - September 3, 2013

Park Congregational Church at 283 Broadway, Norwich, CT will hold an Indoor/Outdoor Fall Festival on October 5, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds will benefit St. Vincent de Paul Place Soup Kitchen.

Event highlights will include Arts & Crafts sale, Community Flea Market, Park Church Tag Sale, Basket Raffle with dozens to choose from, Bake Sale, Kids Pavilion with children’s games and prizes, food and drinks.

Admission is free.

Vendors are needed for the Community Flea Market and Arts and Crafts sale. 10 X 10
spaces are available for $30. For more details call 860-887-3747, e-mail, or visit Park’s website at

Volunteers are also needed to help during the festival. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Jillian at

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 7:19 AM

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