Currently operating out of the former St. Joseph's School building in downtown Norwich, CT, St. Vincent de Paul Place is a community meal site and food pantry that strives to meet the needs of homeless people and families with limited income in the greater Norwich area. Established by the Catholic Diocese of Norwich in 1979, our goal is to provide food, companionship, and advocacy for anyone in need, regardless of race or religion. We seek to not only meet the immediate needs of those who come to us, but to also promote a more independent lifestyle.
Our primary services are our kitchen and dining area which serves breakfast and lunch six days a week, and our food pantry which distributes food three days a week. In addition we also offer shower and laundry facilities. We do our best to meet any other needs our clients may have. We also serve as a location to perform assigned community service.
We operate with a small staff of 3 full-time and 4 part-time employees which is supported by a terrific group of over 100 active volunteers.
We rely on the donations of caring individuals to provide the food we serve as well as our membership to the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center of New London. Also our program is partially funded by the Annual Catholic Appeal. Without the support of our generous and compassionate volunteers and donors we would be unable to perform our mission.
Whether you have reached us here because you are a person in need of assistance or because you are looking to find a fulfilling way to reach out and help others, we hope you come and get to know us!