St. Vincent de Paul Society needs support to meet donation demand

(Photo supplied/St Vincent de Paul Society)

The St. Vincent de Paul Society will continue emergency food assistance to neighbors in need during the COVID-19 outbreak and urgently needs community support to meet increased demand on services.

“Despite the outbreak of COVID-19, people are still struggling in poverty,” says Executive Director Anne Watson. “We are continuing to provide food and have implemented precautions to prevent transmission of the virus in order to protect our staff, volunteers, and those we are serving. Today, we packed 200 boxes to distribute with help from volunteers and board members, but we know we will need to provide more. We ask that the community join us and help by making a monetary donation.”

This past year, SVDP served more than 46,000 people with food—through its Client Choice Food Pantry and through home deliveries of food. SVDP also provided more than $72,000 in rent and utility assistance and distributed 112 beds to children through its Sweet Dreams Ministry.

Watson says, “We strive to move people from being in a crisis to being in control. Our work would not be possible without the support of our community.”

Donations can be made by sending cash or check to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at 520 Crescent Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617 or by visiting their website and clicking “donate.”

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