During this past year of 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.
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.
Learn more about SVdP and get involved in helping your neighbors here!