The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) in Brantford expressed their gratitude for the “We Scare Hunger” drives hosted by local schools at the end of October.

Unfortunately the article inadvertently missed mentioning that some St. John’s College students were also involved in sorting and that St. Peter, St. Pius, & St. Patrick schools were also involved in the fundraising.

Visit to the Tent Encampments

This past week, SSVP volunteers went by the encampment sites in the downtown core where individuals who are homeless are sheltering. Hats, gloves, socks, hygiene products, fresh fruit, and other items were distributed to those in need. More than 40 individuals, both men and women, were served. Many of our neighbours are facing the prospect of a cold winter living on the streets of our community. Please keep them in your thoughts as they struggle to get by.

Sorting Food Donations

Peter Giordano, SSVP VP Youth, proudly organized and worked with Assumption College Prefects and St. John’s College students who helped sort the food from the food drives that St. Basil’s, Assumption College, Sacred Heart and Resurrection ran for us at St Vincent de Paul!! The students were absolutely great! The positive attitude, energy, enthusiasm and focus were truly inspirational and uplifting! 🙏Thanks🙏 to everyone for all of your help! Kudos!!