SVDP Turkey Dinner

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul partners with food pantries, emergency shelters, and kitchens in the community to provide food needed for hungry neighbors. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches we know there are many problems we can’t fix. But we do know we can make sure families in our neighborhood are warm and fed.

As you gather around the table with loved ones during this season of thankfulness remember the people who will not have food. You can help in a big way with a small donation. For every $1.00 you give we are able to distribute 20 pounds of food to children, families and seniors. What a great way to make your blessings count.

Send your gift today and help us make sure no one goes to bed hungry tonight. Donate by clicking on the Donate Now tab.

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Pope Francis may be back in Rome, but there are still people here in our community who need your help! Join the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) and help those in need!

SVdP is one of the world’s largest charitable organizations. It offers person-to-person service to those in need in 150 countries on five continents. The U.S. headquarters are located in St. Louis, Mo., and the United States’ membership totals more than 160,000.

SVdP provides a variety of programs to assist those in need. Each year, SVdP performs over 11 million service hours to aid those in need and serves more than 14 million people.


Please join others on Tuesday December 1, 2015 by making a generous online donation.  This year we are requesting donations to buy much needed food and materials that we do not receive through other means. A monthly donation of $26 will provide 13 meals. A onetime gift of $100 will supply fruits and vegetables for a month.

St. Vincent de Paul, Portland Council now provides loving help to 418,318 individuals in northwest Oregon including more than 245,000 hungry children. The services delivered by our volunteers help reduce hunger, prevent homelessness and keep children, families and adults warm and safe. We can only do what we do with your kind donations.

Help us help children and families who will be facing the hardships of poverty during the holiday season.


St. Vincent de Paul’s Christmas Food Box Phone line begins on November 9, 2015.

It will be open on Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.   It will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after.  Phone lines will close when our quota is reached.

Please call 503-595-2292 to request a Christmas food box Continue reading »

Ron Knox

Each year, around the St. Vincent de Paul feast day special volunteers are recognized by for their “above and beyond’ commitment to the Society. This year’s dinner was held at St. Cecelia’s Church in Beaverton on September 26th beginning with Mass. After Mass, Vincentians proceeded to the gymnasium for a fabulous dinner.

The Portland Council offered some added excitement this year with a silent auction of handmade items and a 50/50 split raffle. This offset the cost by more than $2,200. The winner of the 50/50 raffle took home $750, “I can’t believe I won so much, I must give some back”, she exclaimed as she bid $250 on one of the silent auction items.

After dinner Veronica Kennedy told some heartwarming stories about St. Vincent de Paul home visits. When someone in need requests financial assistance two Vincentians go to the home, sit with them and listen to their story. We try to get to know people so we can offer referrals when they request, or indicate there is additional need.  Sometimes people really need a warm and friendly person to listen, to let them know they are very important and that we care about them. Continue reading »