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St. Vincent de Paul
Outreach Ministries

Mission Store, Food Pantry, and Client Assistance

Bardstown, Kentucky

 

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Staff

Lynne Potter

Executive Director

Tina Melgoza

Mission Store Manager

Chris Godbey

Bread For Life Manager

Sponsoring a Food Drive

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.

Chili and Soup Cook-Off & Tasting

Come and eat for a great cause!

Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Plus card holders may now select St.Vincent de Paul, Bardstown on their card, as the charity they wish to donate to.

Seminarians volunteer

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...

Food donations at Christmas

As Christmas approaches, local volunteers are lending a helping hand to those in need.

Bless those who hunger

Give a gift of food through St. Vincent de Paul Bardstown’s Bread for Life.

Volunteers support SVDP

Bread for Life and the mission store exists because of the generous volunteers that work with compassion and support to individuals in need, regardless of race, origin, religion or gender.

Seven Ways to Give Back During the Holidays

Between your holiday parties, family obligations and the pressure of finding the perfect gift, this time of year can go by in a flash. But as a compassionate person, we know it’s important to you to give back during the holiday season. Below are seven easy ways to do just that by helping people struggling with hunger.

St. Vincent de Paul, patron saint of charities

He dedicated his life to serving the poor. He was renowned for his compassion, humility, and generosity and is known as the “Great Apostle of Charity”. It would be impossible to enumerate all the works of this servant of God.

How we are feeding the hungry in Kentucky’s Heartland. A must see video.

Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland is a regional food bank located in Kentucky. We provide food assistance to more than 174,000 people, in 42 Kentucky counties, each year through our various programs.

Our Mission

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. 

SVDP

Mission Store

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

Seminarians volunteer

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...

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The Mission Store

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.

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SVDP Bread For Life

Community Food Pantry

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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.

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 are made three times a week. Call 502-348 7270 or email bflreceptionist@svdpbard.org to apply for this service.

Families served each month

Pounds of food served each month!

Food Pantry News

Sponsoring a Food Drive

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.

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Volunteer

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.