Christmas at SVDPP.
Monday - November 26, 2012
* Books for Children
We will be giving out books to all the pantry children the second week of December. We need 100 books to do this. The ages range form newborns to eighteen. Please just new books for Christmas. Used books will be given out during February Vacation.
Last year one of the children picked out his book and read it as he walked through the pantry with his mom. He couldn’t wait.
Please bring donations of books to us by December 10. Thank you.
* Adopt a Family
If you are willing to help us provide Christmas Gifts for a family please send your name or any questions you may have to email@example.com. We have a few families that don’t get help from other programs. We would like to get this done early this year so let us know soon if you are interested.
At this time of year we also run drives for
Soap, Shampoo And Conditioner, Deodorant, Razors, Toothpaste And Toothbrushes.
* Gloves and Hats
We need men’s and women’s gloves and hats.
We give 300 of these out on Christmas Day.
* Christmas Dinner
We will be serving a Christmas Dinner. To sign up to help call Betty at 860-889-7374 after December 1st.
* Gifts to honor Christmas, Birthday, or other events
Give a gift in honor of someone. We will send them a card acknowledging your gift or send the card to you so you can have the fun of seeing them open the card.
Send us the donation and the name of the honoree. Please include instructions on where the card should be sent. Questions? Call 860-889-7374, between 8AM and 3PM Monday through Friday.
Thank you for your support in helping us make the holidays brighter for those in need. We hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season!
St. Vincent de Paul Place | 10:42 PM
Tuesday - November 13, 2012
We will be serving approximately 250 dinners in our dining room on Thanksgiving Day. We have most of the food needed for this feast including turkeys donated from Wychwood Turkey Farm in North Stonington.
We still need Centerpieces (20), placemats decorated by children (200), Thanksgiving Day cards for each of our guests (200), and any drawings we can use on the walls for decoration.
Our non-seasonal needs continue to grow as well.
The pantry continues to run short of:
* Macaroni and Cheese
* Pasta Sauce
* Tuna or other canned meat
* Peanut Butter and Jelly
Each week we give out between 300-500 of each of these items.
Become a monthly donor. Talk to your friends, clubs, churches or any organization and commit to bringing in one of these items every month. This would be a tremendous help to the working poor that come weekly for their groceries. We serve over 1000 children each month.
The Kitchen needs:
* Foam Plates – the ones with three divisions work best
* Plastic Bowls for cereal
* Hot and Cold Cups – 10 ounce
We are also in extreme need of toilet paper and paper towels.
Our current high-priority needs can be viewed on the home page of this site.
Thank you for all the help!!!
St. Vincent de Paul Place | 2:28 PM
Food Pantry Closed Labor Day (9/3/12)
Monday - August 27, 2012
Our Food Pantry will be closed on Monday, September 3 for the Labor Day holiday. Anyone who would normally receive food is welcome to make up the day on Wednesday or Saturday later in the week.
The kitchen will serve breakfast and lunch as usual. (Breakfast 8:00-10:00, Lunch 11:30-1:00)
St. Vincent de Paul Place | 11:34 AM
Critical Need for Food Items
Friday - July 27, 2012
We are currently experiencing an extreme shortage of many of our staple foods. We are desperately in need of the following:
- Tuna Fish
- Pasta Sauce
Any donations of these items would be incredibly important to us as our pantry continues to distribute food to roughly 1,000 unique individuals, 300-400 of which are children, every month.
Thank you to all who have supported our continuing efforts to meet our community's needs, especially during this difficult time of transition while moving.
St. Vincent de Paul Place | 9:41 AM
SVDPP has moved.
Thursday - July 19, 2012
While our old building undergoes repairs, St. Vincent de Paul Place has made a temporary move to the old St. Joseph's School building at 120 Cliff St. (See HERE for a map.)
We will be serving meals and distributing food bags at our normal times at our new location.
St. Vincent de Paul Place | 7:03 PM