SVDP five millionth meal to be served
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the archdiocese will soon be celebrating the five millionth meal served at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room.
Archbishop Jose Gomez and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be thanking all those that have donated and continue to donate to the Dining Room and have made this milestone possible.
The Dining Room, which was started in November 1985, has been serving three meals Sunday through Saturday. The celebration will take place on Dec. 7 at 12:30 p.m. at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room at 928 W. Commerce.
The St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room has operated through corporate, business, church and personal donations. When the Haven for Hope Facility opens in 2010, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will continue to serve the homeless by providing meals at the Prospect Courtyard. Donations to the Dining Room will still be needed for its future work with the homeless at their new location at Prospect Courtyard.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has not only fed the homeless of San Antonio, but has been feeding the working poor through 72 parish conferences throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio for many years. Each parish conference provides groceries to families in need. The work of the Society is done primarily through its 1,300 volunteers with a limited staff of 15 at the Dining Room and the administrative offices.