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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.
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Red alert! We need winter gloves for our adult guests, especially men's lined gloves at the soup kitchen. Please bring them by our office to Tracy (door to left of dining room) at 617 Main St. Middletown, M-F 8 to 4, or Sat. 7:30-1:30. Thank you!Save the date for another Keep the Lights On! A Brief free Workshop on Resources Available for Energy and Assistance at the YMCA 99 Union Street Middletown, CT. Thursday, March 5th 5-6:15 p.m. Sponsored by SVDM, CL&P and Liberty Bank. Contact Valarie Smith (Valarie@svdmiddletown.org, 860-301-9154)
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
200 people filled the Church of the Holy Trinity for the annual National Homeless Person Memorial on Dec. 18th. CLICK TO READ MORE
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 >>
As Connecticut residents prepare for the first freeze in a while, cities and towns are opening warming shelters for those in need of a place to get out of the cold. While taking a drag on a cigarette on Monday morning, 19-year-old William Walsh tried to stay warm. But staying warm isn't easy when you don't have a place to live. Click to read full story >>
Last year, the warming centers were open nightly for over four months between November and April, catering to 229 people throughout the late autumn, winter and early spring. Click to read full story >>
Photo courtesy of Cassandra Day, Middletown Press.
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With your group's help, Sunday breakfasts will be served at St. Vincent de Paul's Soup Kitchen all fall and winter long. Organizers are looking for groups to provide a Sunday breakfast about once a month at the Soup Kitchen from 7 a.m.to 9 a.m. All you need is a small team, your own breakfast foods to bring in, prepare and serve (eggs, coffee, juice, toast) and paper goods. Someone who knows the ropes can come in and help you if you'd like assistance on your group's day. St. Pius X Church and First Congregational Church have committed to a number of dates, but there are still gaps. Please contact Brian Rarey 860-573-4862 for more information and to reserve your group's date.
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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
We thank Liberty Bank Foundation for their faithful gift of $6,000 for our meals and community assistance program. Photo: Mary Ann Lentz, branch manager of Liberty Bank's Main Office, Pam Vatti, Liberty Bank's regional market manager, Ron Krom, Chandler Howard, president and CEO of Liberty Bank.
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!
Thank you to the Middletown Police Department for collecting 351 turkeys in two days at two Price Chopper and Stop and Shop as part of the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project. From left to right, Officer Anthony Knapp, Animal Control Gail Petras and retired officer Bill Warner.
Volunteers filled and distributed 908 boxes as part of the Middletown Thanksgiving Project--- 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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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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