St. Vincent de Paul Society

Fill the van a success!

“SHF parishioners are so generous. Besides filling the van with 3,580 food & personal items, we also collected $1,400 Blessings to those who donated and/or prayed for this successful program that helps feed the hungry and needy.
YOU helped made it a success again" 

March 2, 2019  SHF St Vincent de Paul celebrated 55 years at SHF.

The Society of St. Vincent De Paul is the world’s largest social assistance organization. The Seven Holy Founder’s conference has been aggregated (a part of it) since March 2, 1964.
Over the course of 2018 we have helped hundreds of individuals
and families with food, utility payments and rents.
Additionally, our two parish cook-in teams with the financial support of the SVDP, feed over 400 people a month at the soup kitchen at St. Vincent De Paul Parish downtown.
We also provide clothing and home furnishings to our Neighbors in Need in our parish through our Thrift Stores Voucher program.
Our support of the Affton Christian Food Pantry, both financially and with food donations, assists residents (our neighbors) in the 63123 zip code. We are most thankful for all the prayers and novenas that are offered daily for the success of this Vincentian organization.
A very blessed and prayerful thank you to each and every one of our parishioners.
The St. Vincent De Paul Society of Seven Holy Founders.

Generous Donations Make the Work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society Possible.

Donate Clothing and Small Usable Items

Most Needed Items

Small kitchen appliances, utensils, pots, pans, silverware, bowls, containers etc. 

Clean usable shirts, pants, coats, shoes, dresses, blouses. 

Bedding items such as blankets, sheets, pillows.

To donate these smaller items:
* Drop them in the blue collection bin at the lower level church entrance across from the parish hall and parish center. 
* Leave them at any of the other church entrance ways.
* Drop them off at the rectory office during business hours.
* Call the SHF St. Vincent De Paul hotline phone,
314-631-8248 and leave a message to arrange a time to drop off your items.

PLEASE REMEMBER: This drop box is only for donations of clothing and small household goods.
Please, do not place food donations in this box; we continue to accept and appreciate donations of canned goods and other non-perishable foods to be left in church. ALSO: PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX.

Thank you for your continued support and generosity



Donate Food

The St. Vincent de Paul Society appreciates any     and all food and paper product donations from
parishioners. The demand the community,
has greatly reduced the availability of food items
we can give to those in need. The need is always
great for high protein, meat, fish, stew, chili, ravioli, tina canned hams etc.  We need your help. Our parish is a kind and loving parish and I think if everyone knew the situation the bins would fill rather quickly. Can you help us fill the shelves? God bless our parishioners!

Most Needed Items

  • Canned meats such as ham, chicken or tuna
  • Other canned foods
  • Any non-perishable food

These items can be brought to church throughout the year and placed in the vestibules.  These food items will be picked up by members of SVDP.  Canned goods can be dropped off at the rectory any day during business hours. 

Make A Cash Gift

Monetary Donations Are Always Welcome. 

  • Place cash or check in a plain envelope marked SVDP and drop it in the collection basket at any time.  Make checks out to SHF SVDP. 
  • Cash or checks can also be placed in the slots/donation boxes near all of the church entrances that are marked St. Vincent De Paul. 
  • When a family member passes away, memorial contributions can be made to SHFand put int he memo sectionSt. Vincent Depaul.

Get Involved

Parish Cook-In Teams

SHF SVDP has 2 cook-in teams that help prepare meals at St. Vincent DePaul Parish.  If you are interested in helping out on either of these teams please call the SHF SVDP hotline (314-631-8248) and leave your name and phone number and a brief message.

Affton Christian Food Pantry

Volunteering During the Week
If you would like to volunteer during the week, the Affton Christian Food Pantry is looking for help.  Contact the Food Pantry at 314-580-3138 and ask for Anna. 

Volunteering with the SHF Team
SHF has a team of volunteers that volunteer once a month.  If you want to help on the SHF team call the hotline phone at 314-631-8248 and leave your name and phone number along with a brief message and we’ll get you in touch with a contact person.  You can also contact Gene Murphy at
to volunteer.



Making a Large Donation


To Donate Your Car...

Transportation can be a huge problem for the working poor.  Find information for donating a car on the webside for svdpstlouis.

To Donate Large Household Items...

Pick up can be arranged for large furniture and household items.  For more information check out the SVDP website   Or schedule a pick up by calling 314-881-6006.

All items must be on the first floor for pick-up.

Items Which Can Be Donated

  • Usable Furniture
    • Sofas and chairs
    • Dining room tables and chairs
    • Bedroom furniture
      (NO mattresses)
    • Bed frames, headboards and footboards
    • Desks, bookcases and dressers
  • Large kitchen appliances that are still in working condition including:
    • Stoves
    • Refrigerators
    • Freezers  

The Society now operates seven Thrift Stores in the Metro area.

SHF Vincentians at Rise and Shine Heat up St. Louis, February 15th 2019.