HELP St. Vincent de Paul Society Keep Our Food Pantry Shelves Stocked During Challenging Times!
During the pandemic and ongoing at this time, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Food Pantry has been central to reaching our goal that nobody in our community should face hunger or food insecurity. We are so grateful for the ongoing support from parishioners and especially to the children at the 9.30am Sunday Mass!
However, we continue to need HELP so we can continue to provide enough healthy food to our neighbors and to those who work or go to public school in our town. The costs of providing food for our 130 registered families at the food pantry have exploded! In the last two years our expenses have quadrupled and we must rely more than ever on food donations. Read an article about how the Food Pantry’s food expenses are skyrocketing in the Lincoln Squirrel, the online Lincoln news site.
This winter month, we especially need cereal, low salt pasta sauce (Prego), low salt soups (Progresso), oil and condiments. We are grateful for all food donations within the use-by date. Please drop your food donations off in the Parish Center during office hours or at any time at the back porch of St. Joseph House, 142 Lincoln Rd, behind St. Joseph Church.
If you prefer to give a monetary donation, you can do so here.
For more information about our organization and charitable work, please see our website www.SVdPLincolnWeston.org
WHO is SVdP and the Food Pantry?
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Joseph Conference, is a Catholic non-profit organization serving those in our midst, who are in need of food or emergency assistance, or who are seeking guidance about availability of other resources. We believe in putting compassion into action and working on systemic change; we offer person-to-person service to our clients, regardless of their religious affiliation or background. We collaborate with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes.
The SVdP Food Pantry is located behind St. Joseph Church at 142 Lincoln Rd, Lincoln MA. Our clients can choose from a large variety of non-perishable items, paper goods, bakery items, as well as refrigerated and frozen foods. In addition we provide lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. The Food Pantry is open twice a month. In December 2020, 122 households, 299 clients were registered at the pantry and had used the pantry within the last year. We give out approximately 11,000 pounds of food every month.
Even though most of the food comes from the Greater Boston Food Bank, we are very grateful for the much-needed donations we receive from parishioners of our parish, including the children at the 9 AM Mass, and members of the Weston and Lincoln communities. Donelan’s in Lincoln donates bread and bakery items, and First Parish in Lincoln, the Food Project and Land’s Sake donate vegetables to us.