Food Pantry – January 2019 Mission Spotlight

Posted January 9, 2019 by in All Posts, News

Our food pantry is a critical tool in our mission to accompany those in need one person at a time and provide for the basic needs of our neighbors.

Research indicates that in Montgomery County alone, more than 93,000 people struggle with food insecurity, with more than 26,000 of those being children. We are grateful that our food pantry operation can help provide relief for some of those neighbors. (Source: The Dayton Foodbank’s Hunger Study)

The St. Vincent de Paul food pantry is located at 945 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. With a few exceptions for holidays, it is open on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month.

In 2018, we were able to distribute more than 600,000 pounds of food to help feed more than 28,000 people! We couldn’t do this without the faithful support of our volunteers, donors, partners, schools, and business organizations who help us show the love of Jesus with every interaction we have in the food pantry.

Would you like to learn more about food insecurity in Dayton? One resource is the Frontline TV special Left Behind America, which focuses on Dayton’s struggle to recover in the post-recession economy. Daytonians are doing amazing work to combat the opioid epidemic and tap into our spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship to help strengthen Dayton. But many families face the reality that even though they are working, they are still unable to consistently put food on the table.

We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our neighbors in need in this important mission.

If you would like to support the food pantry, please see our website for the ways in which you can help.

Volunteers are critical to the successful operation of our food pantry.