St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho

Media Coverage

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12/25/2019
Madeline White with Idaho's 6 on your Side visited our food pantry to learn about some of the new changes we are making to promote proper nutrition for our clients. Watch the story here.

12/25/2019
Rachel Spacek with the Idaho Press covered how many of our food pantry clients are the working poor. Over 40% also utilize SNAP. However, a new change to the SNAP program could mean as many as 100 Idahoans could loose their assistance. Read the article here.

12/25/2019
We partner with our friends at Astegos.org to provide a Christmas experience for several families experiencing homelessness. Check out this heartwarming story from KTVB here here.

12/22/2019
KIVI's Anna Silver revisited our coverage of Cyann and her boy's journey. Building on our story, this news piece focused on how this would be Cyann's first Christmas with her boys. Watch here.

12/6/2019
KIVI's Madeline White took the time to cover how our Christmas Toy Store helps families in need make Christmas possible. Watch the heartwarming story here.

11/2/19
Local news agency KTVB came out to the Kickoff event for the 2019 Christmas Toy Store. Their article, here, detailed our needs for the program and how we aim to help thousands of kids celebrate Christmas.

11/2/19
Yahoo! News picked up the KIVI piece about how we work to proactively prevent homelessness and shared it nationwide. Watch it on news.yahoo.com here.

11/1/19
St. Vincent de Paul was recognized on the internationally acclaimed Monsters and Critics entertainment reporting site in light of a facinating article on the life of Richard Cabral. Check it out here.

10/28/19
Madeline White with KIVI 6 On Your Side detailed the unique way St. Vincent de Paul is proactive in the way we prevent hommelessness. You can watch this great news story here.

10/24/19
Mark Renick, the Director of Reentry Services was awarded the Civic Service of the Year Award at the Treasure Valley Spotlight Awards! More info on the awards banquet can be found here.

9/13/19
KIVI - 6 on Your Side detailed the Reentry Resource Fair at Vineyard Church and detailed the key role St. Vincent de Paul has in the reentry communtity. Check out that article here.

4/12/19
Idaho Press rode along with Mark Renick to learn more about St. Vincent de Paul Reentry Services. If you would like to learn more about what we offer and the people we serve this is a fantastic article to read.

3/27/19
KTVB came out to our grand opening open house for St. Vincent de Paul Reentry Services and learned about our new efforts and collaborations to better serve returning citizens as they reenter their communities. That story is here.

2/26/19
Tuesday, February 26th another national news source, Quartz, wrote a story about the issues surrounding the SNAP Gap resulting from the federal shutdown at the beginning of the year. St. Vincent de Paul and the Boise Weekly were quoted in the article. Read here.

2/23/19
National news site Inquisitr spread KTVB's story to their readership of over 40 million the next day. St. Vincent de Paul was the featured organization in this story. Read our fist national press ever here.

2/22/19
KTVB visited our Overland food pantry and detailed the issues of the SNAP Gap. Shira Matsuzawa interviewed both St. Vincent de Paul leadership and clients facing confusion and food insecurity as a result of the gap. Watch/read the story here.

2/22/19
Boise Weekly wrote an article detailing the SNAP Gap and how we are responding to combat it. You can read that article here

2/5/19
The new online magazine The Idaho Gazette did a feature of our partners, the Boise Green Bike. A big part of that was our annual partnership, Cranksgiving. Check that article out here.

1/23/19
Astegos.org has a radio show called Stories from the Street. Our executive director, Ralph May appeared on this program. Listen here.

1/21/19 During our Special MLK dinner, in partnership with Astegos.org and The Boise Philharmonic, KIVI 6 on your side was there to document it. You can watch their story here.

1/21/19
This was the night of our special Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner where we invited the community also but extended a special invitation to federal workers feeling strained by the shutdown. KTVB's Morgan Boydston was there to cover it all in a great story. Watch that here.

1/19/19
Boise State Public Radio detailed a piece about how Astegos.org, the Boise Philharmonic, and St. Vincent de Paul are coming together to provide a special meal for everyone in need of a warm nutritious meal on MLK day and extend a special invitation to those impacted by the federal shutdown. Click here to read/listen to piece.

1/18/19
Have you met Ralph May, our Executive Director? He's an incredible individual that leads St. Vincent de Paul with character and vision. If you want to learn more about his background, read this fabulous article in the Idaho Business Review! We were honored by this whole page article that details his roots and journey through jungle dairy farming to leading Idaho's largest homelessness prevention agency. Click here to read article.

1/15/19
Around the new year a Netflix show began rapidly gaining popularity. It was Marie Kondo's tidying up. With all this cleaning up happening, we saw a clear upswing in donations. KTVB documented that with a great story on their 10:00 news. You can watch that story yourself by clicking here.

1/11/19
As the government shutdown hit its third week and the first paychecks did not arrive, requests for assistance began to rise. We reached out to KTVB to spread the word that St. Vincent de Paul is standing in solidarity with federal workers and we will fight to the end to support them. Watch that story here.

12/17/18
The Idaho Press Tribune put together a fantastic investigative journalism piece detailing the USDA food desert that exists in the area near our Orchard food pantry. Idaho Press shows not just how there is need in this community but also how St. Vincent de Paul and the Boise Bench Suppers Program are coming together to address the need. Read the article here.

11/28/18
As our Annual Christmas Toy Store Program, which serves thousands of children in need each year, was getting started this year we were facing a shortage of toys. KTVB created a news story about the Christmas Toy Store and encouraged contributions. To view news story, click here.

11/28/18
The Idaho Statesman also answered our call for gifts amidst our shorage as we began the Christmas toy store. Read that article here.

11/19/18
During our annual Thanksgiving Food Box Program, we were honored to have KTVB join us at the fairgrounds and put together a great news story encompassing how the Food Box Program works and the impact it makes on the community. To watch news video click here.

11/2/18
The Idaho Statesman Covers the Harvest Dinner. This was a special dinner we hosted at our dining hall in partnership with Astegos.org and and The Boise Philharmonic Orchestra. Read article here.

 

 

St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
COVID-19 Update 3/25/20
Based on the new stay-at-home order we have modified our Coronavirus response.

-Effectively Immediately; all of our Thrift Stores are Closed until further notice
-The Meridian food pantry is closed until further notice. Clients are encouraged to visit our Overland food pantry.
-That food pantry has been deemed essential and will stay open as long as there are volunteers and food on the shelves.

We are not an organization with a large savings account or assets tied up for a rainy day. We always give what we have to the community. This pandemic has left us without many of our revenue streams and more requests for assistance than ever before. We are hemorrhaging cash and resources. We could close our doors, but the community needs us. So we need you. If you are in a stable financial position, please consider an emergency donation to St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho.

We are standing up for our neighbors in this crisis, will you stand with us?

Donate online right now and view all Coronavirus details at www.svdpid.org
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Thank you to all the amazing volunteers, donors, and sponsors who have stepped up thus far to help us during this pandemic crisis. We could not do it without you!

If you are interested in volunteering or donating to make a difference during the pandemic please visit our website at www.svdpid.org
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Today, we had demand unlike anything we had ever seen before at our food pantries. When we opened our Overland location, cars were lined up three blocks down. Many individuals are facing unprecedented financial stress from the Coronavirus Pandemic.

We wont close our doors until the last can on the shelf is gone or we run out of funds. We are in this, together. If you're able to help us help others, please visit us online at www.svdpid.org to get involved in the fight to help our neighbors.
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