Inspired by Christian values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic lay organization whose purpose is to promote the spiritual growth of its members by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of its co-founders Blessed Frederic Ozanam and Blessed Rosalie Rendu and our patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing works of charity and social justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will and agencies in relieving need and addressing its cause, making no distinction in those served, because in them Vincentians see the face of Christ.
Among the many works of mercy and services provided by St. Vincent de Paul Society are our Food Pantry, clothing and utility assistance, home visits, referrals to other resources and agencies, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner food baskets. We operate a special works Thrift Store which supports the Food Pantry and Society ministries as well as provides inexpensive clothing, accessories, home décor, household goods, books toys and other merchandise at inexpensive prices for our community.
Parishioner and community support are essential to the SVdP Society's achieving its goals to help our neighbors in need. We rely upon food, clothing and monetary donations as well as memorial donations in the name of a loved one. No Federal or State or church money is received. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. With the exception of one part time employee, SVdP members are all volunteers. We are always in need of new volunteers and members who are committed to the spiritual and corporal works of mercy and want to put their faith into action. Please consider volunteering a few hours per week. If you would like to volunteer in the Thrift Store or volunteer in the Ministry assisting with the food bank and monetary aid to the needy (just 2 hours or more each week), or if you are interested in becoming a member please call (856) 767-7391. Our phone is answered only on Tuesdays from 11:00am to 3:00pm during pantry distribution hours, and on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Ask any volunteer to take down your name and contact information.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me. I was ill and you comforted me, in prison and you came to visit me...” I assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers, you did it for me. — Matthew 25:35-40
If you are in need of assistance, call or come into our Food Pantry/Thrift Store building at 157 W. White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ 08009 during our Food Pantry Hours (see below). Documented proof of need such as a utility bill, eviction notice, eligibility for government assistance programs as well as proof of residency in our parish service area such as a Driver’s License is required.
If you would like to volunteer in the Thrift Store, volunteer in the Ministry assisting with the food pantry, or accept/sort donations (just 2 hours or more each week) please call (856) 767-7391. Our phone is answered only when Vincentians are available during the hours listed above. Ask any volunteer who answers to take down your name and contact information.
Our Thrift Store accepts new and gently used clothing for men, women and children; accessories; jewelry; household items such as bed and table linen, dishes, flatware, glasses, pots/pans, small tabletop appliances, vintage items, games, books, puzzles, toys, seasonal and home décor. Needless to say, we also accept food and monetary donations.
“Remember, when you change the life of another, your life will also be changed.”
SVdP Food Pantry Distribution: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 11am to 3pm.
SVdP Thrift Store Open Hours Are: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10am to 3pm, Saturdays 10am to 1pm.
Thrift Store Donations Accepted: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10am to 2:30pm, Saturdays 10am to 12:30pm.
As our ministry respects the dignity of those we serve, please donate new or mint condition clothing and items that you would wear or use yourself. Due to our limited space and the availability of volunteers to sort, we reserve the right to limit the amount of donations we can accept as necessary.
Our SVdP Pantry and Thrift Store parking lot is located on South Brill Ave. which intersects with 157 West White Horse Pike in Berlin.
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