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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

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.

Hunger In Kentucky

There are 700,000 Kentuckians, including more than 200,000 children, who struggle with hunger. That means 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 5 children in Kentucky lack consistent access to enough food for a healthy, active lifestyle.

Local company donates to food pantry

We would like to thank Hollie and all the employees at Nippin Piston Ring here in Bardstown for their support and recent food drive for Bread for Life. They were able to donate over 4,500 pounds of food/other items as well as a monetary donation of $1,000, which will...

More about St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministries

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.

Our Mission

Urged by the Spirit of Christ, we commit ourselves to the service of those in need and the preservation of each person’s dignity.

Our mission is to provide compassion and support to individuals in need, regardless of race, origin, religion or gender through the mission store client assistance with rent, utilities, gas, shelter, clothing, furniture, household items, and food assistance.

Mission Store News

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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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.

read more

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.

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.

Food Pantry News

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.

read more

Hunger In Kentucky

There are 700,000 Kentuckians, including more than 200,000 children, who struggle with hunger. That means 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 5 children in Kentucky lack consistent access to enough food for a healthy, active lifestyle.

read more

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.