You can provide comfort and nourishment.

Dear St. Vincent Food Donors,

The south alley at the Job Center leading up to the Food Donation Dock will be closed to through vehicular and pedestrian traffic, from Thursday June 7 to approximately October 7. There will be directional signs posted for an alternative path to the Food Dock.

Thanks for your cooperation and patience in accommodating construction while we upgrade our facility.


Your gift of a meal can bring comfort and nourishment to someone experiencing a significant hardship in their life. By signing up online to donate a meal, you will greatly help kitchen staff coordinate and plan the 1,500 meals they prepare and serve to guests in shelter each day. Please access the calendars and sign up to donate casseroles or bag lunches by clicking the buttons below.

Casserole Donation

Casserole donations are a simple and effective way to provide comforting meals to the large numbers of shelter guests we serve daily. There is nothing like a hearty, home-cooked meal to nourish the body and soul during a time of hardship.


  • To serve the guests at both of our shelters, we require about 54 casseroles per day. On average, we serve casseroles four times per week. That’s 216 casseroles per week or around 1,000 per month. Every donation helps!
  • The Casserole Donation Guide explains how to organize a large casserole donation. It also provides helpful information for your casserole cooks, including recommended recipes.
  • We request that all casseroles be delivered all together and FROZEN. Our food donation dock is open every day 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. to receive food donations.Click here for directions to our food donation dock.If you have questions, please email

Bag Lunch Donation

When a guest first comes to shelter, the first thing we do is offer them something to eat. The Bag Lunch ministry is essential for our two Gateway Shelters and augments our daily menu.

Bag lunches allow us to accommodate these guests when the arrive between mealtimes, as well as those who stay in our “overflow” areas and/or guests who are unable to eat a meal on-site due to appointments and/or work commitments.


St. Vincent de Paul Society has embraced the Dayton community in a network of charity for over 75 years. Our ministries and services are constantly adapting to the changing needs of our community, but one thing that never changes is our dedication to love and service. Thank you for joining us on the front line and being part of our story of love for our brothers and sisters.

Contact Us:
St. Vincent de Paul Society, Dayton
124 West Apple St.
Dayton, OH 45402

Fax: 937.222.7944




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