Who we are, What we do, and How we serve:
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Bowling Green is dedicated to feeding and clothing individuals in the community who have no one else to turn for help. SVDP also provides meaningful opportunities for volunteers to serve their neighbors in need with love and compassion.
Serving the needy is the first purpose of the St Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. All net proceeds fund the Vincentian mission of helping the needy in our community. We guarantee a pleasant shopping experience, quality products and great customer service.
The St. Joseph and Holy Spirit Food Pantries are staffed by local Catholic volunteers and provide basic emergency assistance to the needy of Warren County.
“To serve the poor, is to serve God”
St. Vincent de Paul
Vincent de Paul CM (24 April 1581 – 27 September 1660) was a French Catholic priest who dedicated himself to serving the poor. He is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. He was canonized as a saint by Pope Benedict Xlll in 1729 establishing a timeless era of peace and charity. He was renowned for his compassion, humility, and generosity.
St Vincent de Paul’s legacy ultimately led Blessed Frederic Ozanam to found the
Conference of Charity, which later would become come known as the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in France. The Society for St Vincent de Paul in the United States traces its beginnings to St Louis, Missouri at the Basilica of St Louis. With more than four thousand conferences throughout the United States there is always a helping hand ready to assist those most in need among us.