SVdP Joins Souper Bowl of Caring 2020
What team are you rooting for? The Society is rooting for YOU. This year, we ask that you join us in the Souper Bowl of Caring, a national effort to collect food for those in need. Donate non-perishable food items or toiletries to the Society's Food Network Ministry. We will be accepting donations from January 16, 2020 - February 1, 2020. You can drop off the items at one of our Resale Shops.
SVdP Bellaire Resale Shop
SVdP Resale Shop at Gulfgate
You can make a difference in the lives of others. Everything collected will benefit our Food Network Ministry, made up of one central food depot and 23 parish-based food pantries. On the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Saturday of each month, our central Food Depot holds a food fair event. At each food fair, volunteers serve at least 350 people. In recent months, however, the Society has seen numbers increase. The Society provided in food assistance worth $6 million in 2018 and $6.5* million in 2019.
About the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP): The Society is a faith-based nonprofit organization helping families living in poverty in the greater Galveston-Houston area since 1871. We are a network of 58 parish-based chapters with over 1,900 Vincentian volunteers actively doing Home Visits every day. Stories are submitted monthly by our Vincentians in the form of short reflections of their encounters. Vincentians endeavor to establish relationships based on trust and friendship. Conscious of their own frailty and weakness, their hearts beat with the heartbeat of the poor. They do not judge those they serve. Rather, they seek to understand them as they would a brother or sister. The Society serves everyone in need regardless of creed, ethnic or social background, health, gender, religious belief, or political opinions. *Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.