Mission Store Manager
Bread For Life Manager
Our mission is to provide compassion and support to individuals in need, regardless of race, origin, religion or gender.
Urged by the Spirit of Christ, we commit ourselves to the service of those in need and the preservation of each person’s dignity.
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministries was started here in Nelson County in 1992 by Father Patrick Creed, then pastor of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral. We are an outreach ministry of St. Joseph Parish and are administered by a Board of Directors, which includes the current pastor and meets quarterly.
St Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministries serves the homeless and economically disadvantaged population through rent, utility and food assistance, as well as assistance with shelter, furniture, clothing, and household items.
Mission Store and Client Assistance
The store hours of operation are Monday thru Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Closed on weekends. We are located at 310 N. 2nd St., Bardstown, KY 40004, phone 502-348-9752. We gladly accept donations. 100% of proceeds from sales are used as funds to assist Nelson County residents.
Mission Store News
Three seminarians visited Bardstown under the sponsorship of Fr. Minh Vu, associate pastor of St. Joe. They are religious brothers from St. Anthony de Padua community in Vietnam and are students in Connecticut studying for the priesthood. They...read more
St Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministries serves the homeless and economically disadvantaged population through rent, utility and food assistance, as well as assistance with shelter, furniture, clothing, and household items.read more
From the hovels of the peripheries of Rome, at the end of the 60s, to Africa, Asia, and America, taking everywhere the passion for the three “Ps,” as Pope Francis once said: prayer, poverty and peace, this is the story of Sant’Egidio Community, which in 2018 is...read more
SVDP Bread For LifeCommunity Food Pantry
Poverty Rate in Nelson County
Households in NC below the federal poverty line
SVDP Bread For Life
Community Food Pantry
Located at 219 E. Muir Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004
We are a “Client Choice” pantry. Our “Meals from the Heart” ministry delivers five meals a week to Nelson County residents who are unable to provide for themselves. We operate solely on food and monetary donations.
Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 to 3:00 P.M. (closed for lunch 12:00 to 12:30) and Saturday 9:00 to 12:00 P.M. Phone 502-348-7270.
- Apply for food assistance, click here.
- Volunteer at the pantry, click here.
- Volunteer policies and procedures, click here.
Meals From the Heart
Meals From the Heart delivers five meals a week to individuals who are unable to provide meals for themselves. This ministry serves those who are disabled or homebound. Delivery of freshly cooked meals
Families served each month
Pounds of food served each month!
Food Pantry News
Meals from the Heart delivers five freshly cooked meals a week to Nelson County residents who are shut-in or unable to prepare meals for themselves.read more
Food Drives organized by community groups and businesses are a great way to fill the food pantry shelves. If your group has an interest in hosting a food drive, please read the Food Drive Handbook.read more
Come and eat for a great cause!read more
If you are looking to donate your time and talent, please call us and we’ll work with your schedule. The Mission Store needs cashiers, sort room attendants as well as men volunteers for the pick-up/delivery of items. The Food Pantry could always use volunteers to work the intake computer, stock, or help clients shop for their groceries. Please consider giving it a try – you’ll be blessed AND will be helping a worthy cause!
St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral
The St. Joseph Proto Cathedral which operates the institution is located at 310 West Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004-0548. Phone: 502-348-3126. The St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral complex, which includes Spalding Hall and Flaget Hall of what was originally St. Joseph College, is on the National Historic Register. It is also the largest parish outside of Jefferson County in the Archdiocese of Louisville.