The Society’s Community Garden is in need of volunteers. If interested in helping out contact Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Gardens provide thousands of pounds of fresh produce for area kitchens and pantries.
On Sunday, September 11, 2016 a chicken BBQ and Duck Race will be held at the Johnstown Thrift Store location, 301 Central Ave. BBQ dinners are $10 and Ducks can be purchased for $5 or 5 for $20. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd 3rd and last places.
The Pantry Kidz, made up of grandchildren of past and present volunteers as well as community groups such as the Women’s Basketball Team at SFU give of their time and hard work at the SVDP Assumption Food Pantry in Altoona. Pantry director Don Belsey says, “Everyone of these guys works hard and we are very proud to have them as part of our pantry family.”
The SVDP Annual Mass and Dinner is scheduled for Sunday, September 25 at St. Francis University in Loretto. The event will begin with Mass at 4:00 PM in the Chapel on campus fol-lowed by a reception, silent auction and dinner in the JFK Center. Guest speaker is Fr. Aron, pastor at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Central City.
This year, the Society will honor everyone who has been involved in the Altoona Family Kitchen as they celebrate their 25th anniversary of serving the hungry in the Altoona area.
For more information or for reservations, contact us.
George Kuhne, son of George and Julie Kuhne of Everett, recently celebrated his tenth birthday. Usually a birthday is a one day celebration. However George, who just completed the fourth grade at Everett Elementary School, decided to extend his celebration by donating a portion of his monetary gifts to St. Vincent de Paul. George said he was inspired to help the poor after encountering homeless people on the way to a recent Pittsburgh Pirates game.
The Kuhnes are members of St. John the Evangelist parish in Everett where Father Derek Fairman is the pastor.
Congratulations to the SVDP Community Gardens volunteers for receiving a $15,000 grant from the United Way of Blair County which will be used to purchase much needed equipment.
The SVDP Youth Golf Outing at Park Hills June 18 raised $5,000.00 for the Youth Ministry. The funds will help support the upcoming ‘Back to School Back Pack’ project which will supply elementary students with brand new school supplies for the upcoming school year. Anyone wishing to help out can send contributions to SVDP Youth Ministry PO Box 231 Altoona, PA 16603.