Human Services

Society of St Vincent de Paul Portland Council

  • Portland, OR
  • http://www.svdppdx.org

Mission Statement

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide Catholic organization of laypersons, open to all who wish to live their faith by loving and serving their neighbor. Generally on a person-to-person basis, members of the Society help those in need, regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, gender, orientation, handicap or religion.

The Society's work may encompass any form of aid that alleviates suffering and it strives to discover and redress situations, which cause suffering.

Main Programs

  1. Food Recovery Network
  2. Emergency Services
Service Areas

Self-reported

Oregon

Clackamas, Columbia, Clatsop, Multnomah and Washington Counties in Oregon

ruling year

1937

Executive Director since 2016

Self-reported

Mr. Brian Ferschweiler

Keywords

Self-reported

Social Services, Food Bank, Mobile Kitchen, Emergency Services, Food, Rent & Utility assistance

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Also Known As

St. Vincent de Paul Food Recovery Network

EIN

93-0456525

 Number

3210992129

Physical Address

8101 SE Cornwell

Portland, OR

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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St. Vincent de Paul initiated a Mobile Kitchen Program (small café) with seating for between 15-18 inside and full licensed kitchen in the back. Meals are served three days a week in rural Clackamas County. The average number of people served at each site is 75. The meals are generally hot, always nutritious and well balanced. The Mobile Kitchen Program serves a community meal, everyone is welcome. Our volunteers serve each person with dignity and respect, the same as if they were in any other café. Another popular initiative sprouted from the Mobile Kitchen which is the Food for Kids meal package program. A container with 4 fresh fruit, 2 fresh vegetables, tuna, 4 slices of bread, peanut butter, cereal, fruit bar, snack bar, chips, crackers and mayonnaise is given to children between the ages of 3 and 18. This food package provides additional nutritious food for children when families have difficulties or are unable to secure adequate quantities for themselves. At this time we are distributing 500 food packages each month.

 

Our goal for 2010 is to bring this program into Multnomah and Washington Counties.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Food Recovery Network

St. Vincent de Paul recovers over-produced food from restaurants, caterers, hospitals, and universities, repackages it into family and individual meals, freezes it and distributes to the hungry. Shelf stable, dairy and frozen food is collected through the Food Bank and made available to member agencies that directly servce the hungry.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$369,983.00

Program 2

Emergency Services

Clients in need of emergency rent or utility assistance, transportantion or food are helped according to available resources.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$202,587.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Oregon

Clackamas, Columbia, Clatsop, Multnomah and Washington Counties in Oregon

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Funding Needs

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SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL OF PORTLAND, OREGON
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Society of St Vincent de Paul Portland Council

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mr. Brian Ferschweiler

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"I am deeply grateful for the tremendous support we receive from our donors and sponsors every year. They help us provide food, rent, utility assistance and one-to-one charitable service to so many people in the five county Portland Council area. We are also extremely grateful for the groups of volunteers who deliver our services. For over thirty years I have been an ardent follower and supporter of the great works performed by St. Vincent de Paul. Now at the helm of this proud organization I am more committed than ever to moving the mission forward."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Robert Gazewood

retired

Term: Oct 2014 - Sept 2017

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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