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Founded in 1980 by the Sisters of Mercy and the Catholic Diocese of Norwich, St. Vincent De Paul meets the needs of the poor and homeless in greater Middletown, Connecticut. A four-pronged mission, St. Vincent's provides nutritious meals through our community Soup Kitchen and connects people to basic support services and emergency funds through our Community Assistance Program. We also operate the Amazing Grace Food Pantry and a Supportive Housing Program serving individuals with disabilities.
St. Vincent de Paul Middletown is now recruiting teams in the Greater Middletown area to participate in the 2015 Foodshare Walk Against Hunger in Hartford on May 3rd . The 2.5 mile walk begins and ends at Hartbeat Park, rain or shine at 2 p.m. and walks around Bushnell Park. Last year we had 300 Walkers who raised over $46,000.
Become a Team Captain and form a team-- ask your friends, co-workers, and neighbors to walk with you to raise money for a wonderful cause, or join an established team. If you can't walk, sponsor someone who is walking or sign up to be a virtual walker. To learn more about the Walk Against Hunger, go to www.foodsharewalk.org and click on "Register" or "Donate." Be sure to check the box for St. Vincent de Paul Middletown as the benefiting program in your registration to ensure the money you raise stays in the Middletown community. If you have any questions or would like help with the registration process, please contact the Volunteer Walk Co-Coordinator Bob Walsh at 860-463-5061 or email@example.com.
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Not just any walk - a 2 ½ mile walk around Bushnell Park in Hartford that benefits hungry people in the Middletown area. Walk for the Middletown Community Team in the 32nd Annual Foodshare Walk Against Hunger being held on Sunday, May 3. Many faith-based groups, businesses, and schools in the Middletown area have formed teams to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Middletown, and this year for the first time there is a Middletown Community Team. Anyone who would like to participate but is not affiliated with any of the existing teams is invited to join. It's a great opportunity to get involved with the local community, and we'd love to have you!
As one of the participating agencies in the Walk, St. Vincent de Paul has a great opportunity to raise funds to support its work in the Middletown area. In 2014 Amazing Grace and the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen together provided approximately 1000 meals a day to residents in the Middletown area. The need for nutritious food in our community has increased nearly 30% since the financial crisis in 2008.
The Walk begins and ends at Hartbeat Park, adjacent to the Hartford Insurance's main campus. Registration and entertainment begin at 12:30, and the Walk steps off at 2:00 P.M. There is free parking at 690 Asylum Ave. and free refreshments following the Walk. Additionally, St. Vincent de Paul will give orange T-shirts to the first 400 walkers. Come join the fun - bring friends and family if you'd like, or come alone - and know that your efforts are benefitting an agency in our community that serves a tremendous number of people.
For more information, please contact Robert Walsh, firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-463-5061.
Can you help? The Walk Against Hunger Leadership Committee is looking for a couple more community-minded individuals to help make our 3rd Walk Against Hunger in May even more successful! Our next meeting is coming up on Feb 16. Please contact Bob Walsh, email@example.com.
With the warming center closed and reduced bedding at the local shelter, our guests could use two-man tents, tarps and sleeping bags. Please bring them to SVDM, 617 Main St., Middletown between 7:30-1:30 Monday through Saturday.
Do you have an overdue utility bill? What kind of help is available for a family to prevent homelessness? Can a mom go back to school? Do you know how to make a budget? Find answers and help to these and other questions at SVDM's free Energy Workshop and Informational Session, at St. Vincent de Paul Middletown, 617 Main St., on Tuesday, April 21 2015 from 5-7 p.m. SVDM's Community Assistance Coordinator Valarie Smith and Eversource's Veronica Gomez will facilitate an open discussion and provide information on various topics. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Val at 860-344-0097 x12.
An interview with Ron Krom, Executive Director, St. Vincent de Paul Middletown.
How did our life's journey lead you to the doorstep of St. Vincent de Paul Middletown?
I've been active in ministries serving the poor and homeless for more than 30 years. I've lived in very poor communities in Latin America, worked in inner-city Seattle and Hartford here in the U.S., and managed housing programs, soup kitchens and food pantries. At St. Vincent de Paul Middletown, I am priviledged to be able to provide all of those services in the very neighborhood that I live. CLICK TO READ FULL INTERVIEW Read about the new system
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Our friends at South Fire District braved the cold, blustery wind on Sunday March 22nd to hold a food drive for the Amazing Grace Food Pantry at the Middletown Stop and Shop. Click to read more »
Forty-four 4th grade students from Lawrence School in Middletown visited the Amazing Grace Food Pantry to meet a delivery of food from Peapod by Stop and Shop. The Lawrence School students applied for funding from Kids Give Back in New Haven and received a $250 grant from Peapod. After winning, the students visited the Peapod website and placed their order for foods they thought were healthy. The students did a great job of shopping and were able to provide the Amazing Grace Food Pantry 248 pounds of food to help feed our hungry neighbors. Our heartfelt thanks to the 4th grade students at Lawrence School, Kids Give Back, and Peapod by Stop and Shop for this generous donation.
Thank you, Lawrence Elementary School for your recent contributon of 700 pounds of cans of food to Amazing Grace Food Pantry! Hooray to the kindergarten classes who challenged the older students to raise 100 pounds each class! CLICK TO READ MORE
How to hold a food drive. "Do you or your group want to hold a food drive for Amazing Grace? Click to learn how...
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