Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Food Pantry You can help make a difference for local families by leaving a grocery bag of food in one of the baskets at the gift table at the back of St. Peter’s sanctuary.  Donations will benefit the St. Peter’s Food Pantry.  Please do not donate perishable food or items packed in plastic bags.  Also, please avoid glass if possible.  Thank you for sharing your gifts for those in need.

Our February 21 food pantry served 107 households, 80 who came to the pantry and 27 deliveries.

Our next Food Pantry will be on Saturday, March 21, 2014 from 9 to 11 am at St. Peter’s School.

We have plenty of commodity foods (e.g., canned vegetables, canned fruit).  We are rebuilding most of our food stocks.  Our top 6 needs are: Spaghetti, Spaghetti Sauce, Mac & Cheese, Peanut Butter, Cereal, and Jelly.  For the complete list of our holdings, see the Home Page Link. We will attempt to update our food needs weekly.

About the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Peters For nearly two centuries, the poor and needy of the world have found a friend in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The purpose of the Society is to help its members grow in the love of God and neighbor and to express this spirit of love by serving those in need. They are living out the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Volunteer opportunities at St. Peter’s include: receiving telephone calls for monetary assistance and making home visits to assist clients;  maintaining and helping at the food pantry; preparing holiday food baskets; delivering food to shut-ins; and picking up donated food from government food programs, local grocery stores and the Southern Maryland Food Bank.

Meetings are normally on the 1st Monday of the month at 8:30 am (after Mass) and at 7:00 pm on Tuesday preceding the 3rd Saturday of the month (i.e., Tuesday before the monthly food pantry). Contact: Melissa Fleming, President at 301-932-7713. The next meeting will be on on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 8:30 am (after Mass) at St. Peter’s Church.  The meeting after that will be on  Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the conference room at St. Peter’s School.

The Annual Report for our St. Peter Conference covers the period October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013 and can be viewed by clicking Annual Report.  In addition to our most recent annual report, the National Council of our Society has published governance guidelines and asks the following question? “Do we keep all our key stakeholders, including donors, the clergy, volunteers and the community, informed about how we are using the resources they’ve entrusted to us?” As part of our effort to keep everyone informed, we will periodically publish our Latest_SVDP_Treasurers_Report.

Walk for the Poor Our Seventh Annual Friends of the Poor Walk was held on September 27, 2014.  We walked on St. Peter’s grounds.  We had over 60 walkers and raised $4,000 to help the poor.  Thanks to all parishioners and other who participated by walking and also to parishioners who contributed for the Walk.  Special thanks to Jennifer Tersero and all the volunteers who helped with the Walk. Our next fund-raising Friends of the Poor Walk will be held at St. Peter’s on Saturday, September 26, 2015, starting at 9 am.

National Council St. Vincent de Paul

Do you have a used car, boat, or jet ski that you would like to donate to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul so that proceeds can be used for the poor? If so, click on SVdP Vehicle Donation Program.

This page last updated March 2, 2015, 12:40 pm.