The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a nonprofit organization that provides direct assistance to needy men, women and children in Alameda County.
The organization, celebrating 70 years of service,exists to meet the needs of the poor and the homeless. Following the tradition of Frederic Ozanam, founder of the International Society of St. Vincent de Paul, SVdP serves anyone in need, regardless of race, creed or origin.
In 2010, SVdP served more than 150,000 needy people throughout the county. SVdP’s Special Works division provides:
- Free Dining Room serving daily hot meals to the hungry
- Food Bank that provides groceries for food pantries around the county
- Drop-in resource centers for homeless and very low-income people
- Health clinic, computer lab, educational classes
- Culinary academy and job training
The information above can be found on the official website of Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.svdp-alameda.org