St. Vincent de Paul is a busy place! Not only do we have multiple volunteer opportunities, we also offer training, fundraising and public awareness events. We also distribute information about area food drives and other current events of concern or interest.
Boulevard Place Open House
August 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
We are so excited for Boulevard Place Food Pantry! Ribbon-cutting for addition & remodeling of St. Vincent DePaul Boulevard Place Food Pantry, one of the larger client-choice food pantries in Indianapolis and a critical component of addressing food insecurity. Existing 2,300-square-foot facility has expanded its under-roof footprint by approximately 1,500 feet.
The Pantry opened at the present location in 2012 after serving clients in the lower level of the St. Thomas Aquinas office building (46th and Illinois) for over thirty years. The pantry is a Special Work of St. Vincent DePaul but is autonomous financially. The current waiting room designed with nine seating spaces is no longer even remotely large enough. We usually allow no more than four shoppers at a time due to limited space and checkout stations. The increased client base has resulted in the distribution of over 387,000 pounds of food in 2018, and 489,000 pounds in 2019, stretching the food storage space to the limits. Volunteers on delivery days are often sorting pallets and “totes” in the parking lot, exposing them to the elements.
The pantry’s mission is to serve the emergency food needs of people located within the boundaries of the However, the pantry is non-denominational in its outreach and is operated almost entirely by approximately 120 adults and volunteers that stock the shelves, assist clients, off-load deliveries, clean and maintain properties.
Join us for a fun-filled day to celebrate the completion of this project and the amazing support that continues to help the pantry and the community thrive.
When: Open house, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6
- Ribbon-cutting and remarks, 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
- Tours and interviews afterward