St. Vincent de Paul
Outreach Ministries

Mission Store, Food Pantry and Client Assistance

Bardstown, Kentucky


Recent News

Community Food Pantry Hits the Road

The Bread for Life Community Food Pantry celebrated the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul by unveiling its mobile food pantry in the parking lot of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral Monday.

Lunch at the Pantry

A free program with demonstration, free lunch, groceries, and a free gift. Learn more by downloading the flyer inside.

Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Volunteer at the Mission Store

St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministries is looking for volunteers to join our Family of volunteers. We serve the needs of Nelson County residents and support the Bread for Life Food Pantry. We are looking for friendly, helpful people to merchandise, cashier, sort, and price at our St. Vincent de Paul Mission Store Located at 310 N. Second Street in Bardstown.

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 are volunteering at the...

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.



Mission Store

SVDP Mission Store

310 N. Second Street, Bardstown, KY 40004

(502) 348-9752

M, T, W & F 8:30 am – 4:00 pm; TH 8:30 am – 6:00 pm

We welcome gently used donated items at the Mission Store back door drop-off on Second Street between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm.

Our Service

St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministries serves the disadvantaged and homeless population of Nelson County by providing assistance with food, shelter, rent, utilities, clothing and household items.


Client Assistance

118. E. Broadway Street, Bardstown, KY 40004

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm  Appointments are required.

(502) 348-9782 x101   Syrae Henning, Client Assistant

SVDP Bread For Life

Community Food Pantry


Poverty Rate in Nelson County

Individuals in Nelson County living below the federal poverty line.

SVDP Bread For Life Community Food Pantry

219 E. Muir Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004

(502) 348-7270

We are a ‘Client Choice’ food pantry.

Client Hours:

M & W    12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

T & TH      9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Closed for Lunch 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Senior Box Commodities are distributed at the Nelson County Fairgrounds on the 4th Wednesday of the month.

Meals from the Heart Volunteers deliver 5 meals each week to low-income homebound elderly residents.

Families served each month

Pounds of food served each month!



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 strong volunteers for pick-up/delivery items.

The Food Pantry can always use volunteers to work as receptionist, data entry, 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!