The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Provides Helps Meet Basic Needs

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Business professional Becky Catino currently serves as the chair of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Cincinnati. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, an international Catholic charity, is committed to helping residents of communities across the world with their spiritual, emotional, and material needs. Becky Catino joins members of the Cincinnati District Council and a host of volunteers to provide a variety of services through several programs including food pantries across the city.

Food is provided to families in need through nine parish based food pantries including the Edyth and Carl Lindner Choice Food Pantry at the Liz Carter Outreach Center. The Edyth and Carl Lindner Choice Food Pantry is staffed entirely by volunteers and provides food to more than 800 families per month. Food provided at the pantry is provided completely by generous donors who care about area families. Additionally, annual drives help stock the pantry with much-needed food and personal care items.

Each winter, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Cincinnati hosts the popular Food for the Heart drive in conjunction with Fox19 NOW and Kroger stores. In 2015, the successful drive collected enough food to provide 123,400 meals for area families. During the summer, St. Vincent de Paul partners with the Cincinnati Reds baseball team in their popular Strike Out Hunger event. If a fan brings three non-perishable items to the game, he or she receives a free ticket for a future Reds game. Businesses and schools and can also coordinate food drives to help make a difference in the community.

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