The Resource Center in Phoenix Arizona, St. Vincent de Paul Society is a non-profit organization that serves the communities of Arizona with its food bank, soup…
The Resource Center in Phoenix Arizona, St. Vincent de Paul Society is a non-profit organization that serves the communities of Arizona with its food bank, soup kitchen, and homeless shelters. The organization was founded in the 1930s to provide assistance to the people of Phoenix and Arizona and has been a leading social service organization since that time.
St. Vincent de Paul was founded by Father Patrick Henry Clapsaddle. He was a Catholic priest who served in the United States Army during World War II. He was one of only three priests from a Catholic religious order to become a paratrooper in the military and one of the last to see combat in Europe. Father Clapsaddle lived in Phoenix for many years until he was forced to relocate to a camp for displaced persons in Arizona. Upon his return from the war, he founded the St. Vincent de Paul Society to help others in the Phoenix area through the provision of food, clothing and shelter. The food bank is one of the oldest in Arizona and provides food to the needy.
If you or someone you know is in need of emergency food, clothing, or other items, St. Vincent de Paul has many food pantry locations throughout the Phoenix and Maricopa County areas. There are also free hot meals at the Scottsdale Church on weekdays. You can find the location in the yellow pages under “food pantries” or just enter “St. Vincent de Paul Phoenix Arizona” into any major search engine.