× The 2019 Thanksgiving Food Box Project has Concluded – Thanks to the help from 2,500 donors and 900 volunteers we helped provide Thanksgiving dinner for almost 13,000 people this year! Thank you. Check back in Fall 2020 for next year’s info.
For over 40 years, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has sponsored an annual Thanksgiving food box outreach program for those in need. This is a family-to-family act of charity. Families share the tradition of Thanksgiving by preparing food boxes and giving them to other families in need.

All seven Boise and Meridian Catholic parishes plus a number of congregations of our Protestant and LDS friends participate in this project. This is an opportunity for families to help families in need.

Last fall, we distributed more than 2,600 turkeys with all the trimmings for a complete Thanksgiving dinner for nearly 12,000 people. We expect a record number of requests this year. We need your help to meet this need.

St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Do you have a bicycle sitting in your garage collecting dust? That bike could be key transportation for someone looking to rebuild their life after prison.

Free up space while changing a life! Donate bikes at any of our thrift stores, details at www.svdpid.org

Bikes do not have to be perfect, we'll take care of flat tires and tune-ups.
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
The second Back2Work cohort has begun! After learning valuable lessons from our first cohort in November, we are continuing this program. Now, a much larger group of students are embarking on a two week classroom training that will be followed by internships in trade industries.

This program opens doors to living wage careers and escaping systemic poverty!
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
St. Vincent de Paul Southwest Idaho
Eating Well: We have been making some big changes at our food pantries to emphasize nutrition. A healthy diet with proper macronutrients is critical for a healthy lifestyle. This is just one new way we are evolving to serve our neighbors in need. 6 On Your Side - Idaho's Madeline White visited our pantry to learn more about our nutrition focus. Watch that story to learn more:
https://www.kivitv.com/news/st-vincent-de-paul-food-pantry-staff-introduce-healthy-foods-initiative
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