Food: Our Most Basic Need


Some times you might go without luxuries to save money, but the need to nourish yourself and your family never goes away. Staying healthy by nourishing your body is the easiest way to ensure you can weather difficult seasons in life.

That’s where St. Vincent de Paul steps in.

We believe that caring for our neighbors includes caring for their health, and helping families access healthy, nutritious foods. That’s why food pantries are a part of what we do. Some of our conferences operate food pantries of their own, and some can connect our neighbors to partner food pantries nearby.

We know it’s hard to ask for help.
But if you’re struggling to make ends meet,
don’t go hungry!

Call St. Vincent de Paul.

(469) 607-0909

In Food Assistance last year

Last year, nearly 18,000 people received food and hygiene assistance through food pantries with the Society.

Some of our pantries have open hours on-site; others can bring food during home visits.

If you don’t live near one of our pantries, we will help you find one through one of our partners. Don’t go without nourishment when you’re in a tough spot!

South Dallas Food Pantry: St. Vincent Center and the Jan Pruitt Community Pantry

In Spring 2018, the St. Vincent campus in Lancaster expanded its list of available services. Together, SVdP, Catholic Charities of Dallas, and the North Texas Food Bank opened the Jan Pruitt Community Pantry. Thanks to this innovative partnership, we have the capacity to serve more than 1400 families per month. While on the St. Vincent campus, visitors can learn more about other SVdP programs that can support them on their journey to self-sufficiency.

Do you live in the South Dallas region? Click the button to the right to learn more about the Jan Pruitt Pantry and call to make an appointment.

To access services at the St. Vincent Center, call us at  (469) 607-0909.