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Posted on Jun 24, 2013 |

Reds Fans Strike Out Hunger

Reds Fans Strike Out Hunger

Donations from Reds fans will help the Society of St. Vincent de Paul provide 12,000 meals this summer.

Donations from Reds fans will help the Society of St. Vincent de Paul provide 12,000 meals this summer.

family with svdp food 2Reds fans donated 15,600 pounds of canned goods to the June 7 and 8 St. Vincent de Paul/Cincinnati Reds Community Fund “Strike Out Hunger Campaign.”

All fans who brought two or more non-perishable food items to a game that weekend received a free ticket to a future game. WLWT also joined in the drive.

“We are tremendously grateful to The Reds, WLWT, and Reds fans for supporting this year’s drive,” says  Liz Carter, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati. “Many hungry families will have food this summer because of them.”

SVdP estimates that the donations will help provide 12,000 meals this summer. In 2012, the Society provided food to more than 100,000 area residence, half of that assistance given to families with children.

The food is provided through network of neighborhood food pantries and more than 900 parish-based volunteers who visit the homes of struggling families in the their communities to give assistance and hope.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) is one of the world’s largest charitable organizations. Based on the idea of neighbors helping neighbors SVdP-Cincinnati has been helping area residents in need for more than 140 years, regardless of race or creed, to bridge the spiritual, emotional and material gaps in their lives. Home visits provided by neighborhood-based volunteer groups, groundbreaking initiatives such as the Charitable Pharmacy and other programs,, and a network of food pantries and thrift stores.

For more information about donating or volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul in Cincinnati, please call (513) 562-8841, ext. 220 or visit contact visit www.SVDPcincinnati.org. In Northern Kentucky, call (859) 341-3212 or visit www.svdpnky.org.

Photos courtesy the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati.

 

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