St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministry is to provide food on a monthly basis to needy and disadvantaged neighbors within Duval County

The primary work of the St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministry is to provide food on a monthly basis to needy and disadvantaged neighbors within Duval County. This ministry also provides Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets to its clients, and through the Parish’s Annual Giving Tree, provides Christmas gifts to children of the ministry’s clients as well as children from another pre-selected church or organization.

Parishioners donate canned goods the first Sunday of each month, and contribute monetary donations through the Churches two Poor Boxes, located on the back columns inside the sanctuary. Money from an annual fund raiser and the Poor Boxes is used to purchase items needed to ensure recipients of the monthly food distribution receive a balanced selection of food.

Volunteer Opportunities

Food Pantry volunteers

  • Volunteers help pick up groceries at the two area Food Banks; Farm Share and Feeding Northeast Florida
  • Volunteers to assist in the sorting and storing of the monthly food donations
  • Volunteers to assist in the check-in process of clients
  • Work one of four shifts each week
  • Assist with the annual fund raiser
  • Assist with identification and distribution of Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets
  • Assist with identification and distribution of Christmas gifts

Auxiliary volunteers

  • Substitute for food pantry volunteers when absent
  • Assist with the annual fund raiser
  • Assist with packing and distribution of Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets
  • Assist with identification and distribution of Christmas gifts
We serve Christ by serving our neighbor

We are here when times are difficult

Hours of Operation
The food pantry is open two days a week:

Tuesdays from 10:15 am – 1:00 pm
Thursdays from 10:15 am – 1:00 pm

 

Note: hours may vary from week to week

Monthly Meeting
Members meet the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm to ensure the St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministry is meeting its mission and ministering to the needy and disadvantaged in our area.

Volunteers are always welcomed. If interested, please contact Patrick Knezevich, email patrickknezevich@att.net.

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