SOCIETY of ST. VINCENT de PAUL
BROWN COUNTY

  P.O. Box 577
2901 Long Lake Road
Nashville, Indiana 47448
812-988-8821
What do we do?

We distribute food each month to approximately 195 families (which represents an average of 600 individuals) in our "Client Choice Food Pantry." A typical month results in the distribution of more than 7000 pounds of food!! The only requirements are that the recipient reside in Brown County and meet the income guidelines established by the State of Indiana. We follow the guidelines and certification requirements established by The Emergency Food Assistance Program.

During the year, we also distribute toiletry items, clothing, household items and furniture free of charge to our families. Families with children participate in our back-to-school programs which include a voucher for a pair of new shoes along with school supplies. Currently our families include approximately 300 school-age children.

Special events include new Blanket Day, Thanksgiving Turkeys, Christmas Hams and the Christmas celebration which offers parents an opportunity to pick out Christmas gifts for children and grandchildren.

Our Helping Hand program provides limited utility bill assistance when funds are available.

How can you help us?

  • We are always in need of furniture, bedding, towels and linens, baby, children, women and men's clothing, small working appliances, dishes, silverware and pots and pans.
  • Toiletry items, personal care items, toilet paper and cleaning supplies and diapers are also much needed.
  • Non-perishable foods especially canned meat and fish, peanut butter, jelly, pastas, canned vegetables, fruits, and cereal are continuously needed by our families.
  • Stop by when the Warehouse is open and volunteer. We are always in need of volunteers during distribution times to help with sorting clothing, restocking shelves, and other tasks.
  • You can offer to pick up items in your community area from a neighborhood church or help us spread the word on behalf of our community and families.
  • Consider engaging your church and/or volunteer organization in a special project on behalf of our families. We can help you brain-storm!
  • During growing season, plant an extra row of vegetables and bring your donation to our warehouse to share with our families. We'll pray for a good growing season!
  • Each month our volunteers drive hundreds of miles to do pick-ups of donations, to the food bank, and shopping for critical food items and bargains at area stores. Like to drive? We can use your help.
  • Because cash is always needed especially to purchase food and help with emergencies, consider making a donation in honor of a friend or loved one. Checks and donations may be mailed to St. Vincent de Paul of Brown County, P. O. Box 577, Nashville, Indiana 47448.
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