"WHEN I WAS HUNGRY YOU GAVE ME FOOD"
Food For Families
For over 25 years the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has operated Food For Families in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. Following the call to feed the hungry, the Society operates two food banks and two Family Kitchens, one in Altoona and one in Johnstown, as well as five food pantries serving Altoona, Hastings, Ebensburg, Johnstown, and Patton.
In partnership with Feeding America and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food bank and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank Food for Families is able to maintain its mission of fighting hunger throughout the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese.
Through the work or our dedicated members and volunteers, nearly 100,000 meals were served last year at our kitchens and some 1600 families per month receive much needed groceries from our SVDP pantries each month.
In addition, our parish conferences assist many families with food and household supplies.