Food Assistance

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County provides emergency food assistance through our food pantry, home visits, and community garden.

Food Pantry

The St. Vincent de Paul Society's food pantry is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am until 2pm.

If this is your first time utilizing our food pantry or if you do not live in an area served by one of our Vincentian conferences, you can visit the St. Vincent de Paul Center at 520 Crescent Avenue in South Bend.

Please Note:

You may utilize the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry once every 30 days. A photo ID and proof of address (current within 60 days) are required at every visit.

Home Visits

Members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society (Vincentians) are able to deliver food into the homes of those we serve to help us expand our reach and to the serve the homebound.

If you have been told you live in a delivery area, call the Society's Emergency Assistance Office at (574) 234-6000. Press option 1 to schedule a food delivery.

Please Note:

  • You may request a food delivery once every 30 days.

  • If you live in an area where delivery is available, we will submit a request, and a volunteer will reach out within 2-5 days to confirm the delivery. A phone number is required for service.

Emergency Assistance Phone Hours:

Monday through Friday

10am - 2pm

A phone number is required for delivery.

Community Garden

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County seeks to provide fresh produce to local residents through its Community Garden.

During the summer and early fall, stop by the St. Vincent de Paul Society Center at 520 Crescent Avenue to pick fresh fruits and vegetables!

All residents are welcome to enjoy the food from the garden.

Vegetables in Community Garden

Other Local Pantries

Check out the other pantries in St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties if you need additional assistance with food.