St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul exists because the poor exist. During Lent, Catholics are encouraged to participate in prayer, fasting, and the charitable practice of almsgiving. St. Charles' SVdP is grateful for your prayers and alms to help us help those in need. In December, in addition to financial help and food, $1,875 was used to provide $25 gift cards for food pantry patrons. During the month of January, 12 families desperate pleas for help required over $5,700 in donated funds to meet their needs. Your financial sacrifices reflected the mercy and love of God to those who came to SVdP with nowhere else to turn. Throughout 2017, almsgiving provided 62 rent checks, 13 vehicle repairs and 14 utility payments, along with other support such as assistance with medical bills, clothing, furniture, mattresses and food.
We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all of our benefactors who make financial aid possible, including Modern Woodmen and the Kroger Foundation. Modern Woodmen based their donation on pantry needs and supplied many depleted items. The Kroger Foundation, maintaining a 135 year tradition of serving the hungry in local communities, recently blessed the St. Charles SVdP food pantry with a generous and welcome grant. God bless all of you who help us help others through your financial support and prayers.
FOOD PANTRY: pancake mix and syrup, canned flavored pasta, egg noodles and Kleenex.
Items Not Needed: chicken noodle soup, tomato soup, canned tuna and canned vegetables. We appreciate all donations but have limited storage room and those items are overstocked.
If you need assistance, please contact SVdP at 262-367-0800. If you are in need of food, our pantry is located at 229 Lawn Street, Hartland, and is open Tuesday mornings between 10 am and noon. It is also open on the second and fourth Tuesday evening of each month between 5:30 pm and 7 pm.
The pantry will be closed whenever Arrowhead Schools close for inclement weather. It will reopen the following Tuesday.