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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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Middletown Potluck would like you to join us THIS Saturday, March 28th, at 6pm at St. Vincent de Paul on Main Street for another great potluck! We've planned a potluck devoted to the discussion of experiences and stories of hate, AND how to overcome it. Spend the evening telling your own truth and learning from others! (and eating GREAT food). If you are able to bring something to share, great! If not, we'd love for you to just bring yourself!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Frigid temperatures are forecast to affect Connecticut in the coming days. The American Red Cross reminds people to take precautions against the cold. "While the cold forecast for us will be short in duration this time, it is the first truly cold weather of the season," said Red Cross spokesperson Paul Shipman. "It's good to reacquaint yourself with some cold weather tips to get you through the season safely." Click to download guidelines >>
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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
Thank you to the Middletown High Booster Club for their recent donation of $750. L-R John Greco who helped started the Middletown High booster club 30 years ago and still is an active member, his son Mike Greco VP of the booster Club, and Anthony Fazzino, President shown volunteering at the Soup Kitchen.
Thank you Malloves Jewelers of Middletown for their Annual Food drive for Amazing Grace Food Pantry! Their customers brought in so much food it filled their back stairway!
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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St. Vincent De Paul is a nonprofit, 501 (c ) (3) charitable institution. We rely on foundation and corporate grants, and contributions from individuals and groups in the community.
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