St. Juan Diego Conference, St. Vincent de Paul Portland Council

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide Catholic organization of laypersons, open to all who wish to live their faith by loving and serving their neighbor. Generally on a person-to-person basis, members of the Society help those in need, regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, gender, orientation, handicap or religion. The Society's work may encompass any form of aid that alleviates suffering and it strives to discover and redress situations, which cause suffering.
Nov 14, 2014

Q4 2014

In October we served 185 families averaging 13 families per service day.  These families consisted of 461 adults and 311 children and were provided with 13,780 pounds of food.  Our backpack program currently provides 49 hungry kids at McKinley and Springville Elementary schools with food for the weekends.

We continue to provide limited rent and utility assistance to those facing imminent eviction or utility shut off deadlines.  A recent client received help with her PGE bill which avoided a scheduled shut off the next day.

During this period your donations helped us to replace a defective freezer in our pantry.  Your generous donations continue to help us provide help to many in need in our local community and we thank you for your support!

Aug 29, 2014

Q3 2014

In June our food pantry served 157 families including 420 adults and 278 children.  In July we served 148 families including 372 adults and 273 children.  With two service days remaining in August we have already served 128 families.

For the first time this summer we provided 100 backpack lunches to cover weekends for local children to supplement the summer school meals program.

In July we were able to provide over $800 in rent and utility assistance for five different families to enable them to stay in their homes or continue to have utility service.

Your support allows us to continue providing these services to those in need in our community and we thank you!

Jun 9, 2014

Q2 2014

During May 2014 we have again had an increase in the number of families served.  For the month we averaged 12 families served per day which equated to a total of 388 adults and 292 kids.  We distributed over 11,000 pounds of food during that time.

Our school backpack program reached an all time high of serving a total of 51 kids (at McKinley and Springville elementary schools) with food over the weekends.

We continue to offer limited assistance with utility and rent assistance to clients in need.  A recent family's primary breadwinner had a stroke rendering them unable to work.  We were able to provide the family with assistance to avoid a pending water shut off.

We thank you all so much for allowing us to continue helping those in need! 

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