The Society provides a regular monthly distribution of over 800 cases of food. The food is picked up in Lakeland Florida and transported to our Riviera Beach warehouse where it is sorted and repacked. It is then distributed in support of the local SVDP Conferences, churches, soup kitchens, and food pantries in Palm Beach County.
From the Society's beginning, the central and most basic activity of Conferences has been the visitation of the needy in their homes. This is the clearest symbol of our Vincentian charism, which dictates the highest respect for the dignity of the poor. It symbolizes our Vincentian commitment to reach out to the needy, rather than require them to report to an outside service site. In the home, needy persons feel most free to confide their stories of struggle. In that family setting, Vincentians are asked to listen, offer humble advice, and render assistance. Financial assistance can sometimes be provided for electric, water, rent medical and other necessities.
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