Emergency Services

Neighborhood Food Pantry

Contact: Peggy Meyer, 410-539-7309
Email: emergency-services@stvchurch.org

Groceries for NeighborsVolunteers from St. Vincent’s distribute bags of groceries every Monday from 12:30-2:00 p.m. Approximately 100 registered families receive food each month from this program. Most food comes from the US Government and other donations. We also purchase food from the Maryland Food Bank.

We hold an annual Craft Sale in mid-November to raise monies for 150 extra bags with additional food items for Christmas. If you are a crafter and would like to make items to contribute, please contact us.

Men’s Clothing and Toiletry Program

Contact: Winnie Gist, 410-668-1964
Email: emergency-services@stvchurch.org

Men's clothing

Volunteers from Arnolia Methodist Church and St. Vincent’s distribute clothing to street-dwelling men from 12:00-1:30 PM on the second Thursday of each month, September to June.

Clothing Thursday

We purchase clothing from second-hand shops and flea markets. We accept seasonally appropriate and practical men’s clothing in good condition – such as jeans, sport shirts, handkerchiefs, gloves, stocking hats, sweatshirts, sweat pants, jackets, socks, and shoes – and men’s toiletries and sundries – such as travel-sized bars of soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, lotion, and new wash cloths. On the second Thursday of December we have a Christmas party for the men. We accept donations of NEW, UNWRAPPED clothing items for this party until the Sunday before the event. Designate monetary donations: St. Vincent’s Emergency Services Program.

Friday Hot Meal Program: Breaking Bread with the Hungry

Contact: Peggy Meyer, 410-539-7309
Email: emergency-services@stvchurch.org

Each Friday from 4:00 – 6:30 pm, volunteers from Our Lady of the Fields Church in Millersville, Maryland, prepare and serve hot food to ­­­­approximately 250 hungry individuals from the neighborhood in our Undercroft. Volunteers from St. Vincent’s help coordinate this program and help prepare and serve the food. Case management services are sometimes offered through Health Care for Homeless during the mealtime. Youth with service commitments are encouraged to participate, with their parents. Those wishing to help are requested to contact Peggy Meyer.

Friday dinner