Vincentians with St. Peter's deliver 50-55 food hampers every month.
 
Others pack and deliver bread donated by a local bakery, or help sort food donated by Catholic schools in our parish.
How can you help?
 
  • Donate non-perishable food items:
Ca​nned fish & meats   Oatmeal (1kg)   Peanut butter   Jam   Canned fruit   Canned beans
  • Donate cash or grocery store gift cards
Use the SSVP envelopes found in pew boxes or in the SSVP Donation Box located in the narthex. 
Always include your name and address. Donations are tax receiptable. But SSVP is NOT connected to your parish offering, so parish envelope numbers are not helpful. 
Donations can be made through pre-authorized bank payments!
(Contact SSVP for details.)
 
 
Winter Boots for SSVP Kids
SSVP at St. Peter's is collecting new and gently-used boots sized Children's 8-13 and Youth 1-7.
Drop off: April 17 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., parish parking lot
OR bring boots when you pick up your
KC Spaghetti Dinner.
Boots can also be left in the SSVP Donation Box located in the narthex.
Boots will be distributed to parish schools later this year.
Did you know?
  • Volunteers with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are called "Vincentians."
  • St. Peter's SSVP has 75+ Vincentians.
  • They contribute more than 5,400 volunteer hours a year!
 
Our Vincentians: 
  • Collect & distribute children's clothing
  • Pack free bread for our hampers & deliver it to families who need extra help
  • Organize & maintain our pantry
  • Collect free food from an agency called Spinz Around and  the Save On at Huntington Hills
  • Pick up groceries at Calgary Food Bank and a local grocery store
  • Coordinate donations from parish schools
 
Who was St. Vincent de Paul?

St. Vincent de Paul was a Catholic priest who died in 1660. A venerated Catholic saint, he dedicated his life to serving the poor. Celebrated for his compassion, humility and generosity, St. Vincent de Paul is known as the Great Apostle of Charity.


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was started by Frederic Ozanam, who was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1997.

 

A 20-year student, Blessed Frederic Ozanam started the society to help the poor.

 

A humble servant of Christ began wtih one conference in one country. Today, SSVP is active in 150 countries!

 

Pantry Checklist:
St. Peter's hampers include fresh and frozen foods, plus the following items: 
Dry pasta 
Tomatoes (diced/whole)
Pasta sauce
Canned fish & meat
Peanut butter (500g and 1kg)
Jam (500 g)
Oil (500 ml )
Mayo (250 ml or 500 ml)
Canned beans of all kinds!
Canned vegetables
Canned soup
RECESS, LUNCH & POST-SCHOOL SNACKS:  granola bars, fruit cups
 
HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES
Toilet paper/toothpaste/soap

 

JV