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St. Vincent de Paul Society


The St. Vincent de Paul Society at SEAS (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton) is a beacon of charitable assistance, extending its caring outreach within the SEAS parish and the broader Springfield community throughout the year. Committed to the principles of charity and justice, this society actively manages the parish food pantry, providing crucial support to those in need.

Services and Outreach:
1. Food Pantry Management: The SVdP Society oversees the parish food pantry, ensuring it is well-stocked with both fresh and non-perishable goods. The pantry serves families facing consistent challenges in putting food on their tables.

2. Wednesday Assistance: Members of the society rotate in responding to requests for groceries on Wednesday afternoons, providing tangible assistance to those experiencing food insecurity.

3. Financial Assistance: The society extends support beyond food provisions, offering financial assistance for necessities like rent and utilities. This assistance aims at addressing immediate needs while also seeking long-term pathways out of poverty.

4. Personal Relationships: SVdP members go beyond material assistance, establishing personal relationships with individuals and families in need. They offer not only practical support but also friendship, understanding, and prayer.

Food Pantry Schedule:
- Ozarks Food Harvest/USDA Pantry: 2nd Wednesday, 10 AM - 12 PM (Income-based, open to Greene County residents, no appointment needed.)
- SEAS SVdP Pantry: All other Wednesdays. Call 417-887-6472 between 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM on Wednesday to set up an afternoon food pick-up time (not income-based).

Volunteer Opportunities:
- Volunteers are needed at the SVdP's USDA Food Pantry Distribution on the 2nd Wednesday from 9 AM - 12 PM.
- Volunteer Signup for Sacred Heart Cold Weather Shelter: November-March

Due to USDA-supplied food, annual Civil Rights training is required. If not done, please visit here, locate "Civil Rights Training," and review the "USDA CIVIL RIGHTS STATE POWERPOINT." Afterward, take the short quiz; SEAS Agency # is 137. Your cooperation is appreciated!

Monthly Meetings:
- SEAS SVdP Society convenes monthly on the 4th Thursday at 6:00 PM in the Adult Ed Room. No meeting on Nov 28, 2024 or Dec 26, 2024.

For more information or to get involved, contact Tony Yarham at 417-773-6844.

The SEAS St. Vincent de Paul Society exemplifies the spirit of charity, reaching out to uplift the community and fostering a sense of solidarity.
"No work of charity is foreign to the Society" always seeking longer-term pathways out of poverty and towards the full flourishing of every person.

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