The local conference of St. Vincent de Paul has been expanded to include our own Christ the Teacher University Parish, and it is now called the St. Vincent de Paul – Christ the Teacher / St. Mary Conference. There are many ways to get involved with this worldwide Catholic organization committed to alleviating the the suffering of the poor:
Work a food pantry shift Tuesdays 3 to 6 p.m.
Help unload food trucks, two mornings a month
Help stock the pantry shelves
Pick up bread donations from local shops and grocery stores
Pick up food from the Illinois Food Bank located in Geneva, Illinois.
Join another volunteer in a home visit
Monitor the help line
Help with fundraisers
Help with the clothing drive in April and November
Help at the SVDP Clothing, Furniture and Toy Store located in Maple Park, Illinois.
The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry has served thousands of clients. In addition, the Society’s Home Visit teams have provided thousands of dollars in emergency financial assistance to hundreds families in DeKalb and the surrounding communities.