LLL volunteers give back
See how this multi-faceted service agency functions from the inside, then don apron and gloves to pitch in and prepare meals for clients in need.
The mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is to clothe, feed, house and heal neighbors in need. Your day will begin with a tour of the society’s downtown service center, which houses delivery of food to the entire Phoenix area. Also learn about the organization’s homeless ministries, medical and dental clinics, dining rooms, an urban farm and a dream center. You’ll learn about the society’s five dining rooms in the Greater Phoenix area, which serve hot, sit-down meals to 3,500 people a day, prepared in one of the largest industrial kitchens in the Southwest, using much of the produce from St. Vincent Urban Farm.
Enjoy lunch at nearby China Chili for distinctive Chinese cuisine in a variety of styles, including Cantonese, Szechwan and Hong Kong.
After lunch, you’ll return to St. Vincent's to make pizzas that will be served during a future meal.
In 1833, Catholic college students in Paris, France, began the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which later spread to the United States. Today, 69 years after the Phoenix Diocesan Council held its first society meeting, the Phoenix council has 89 Conferences of Charity, more than 2,500 active and associate members, and more than 6,000 volunteers.
NOTE: Prior to the trip, look for LIfeLong Learning announcements about donating clothing items for delivery on the trip bus to the society’s service center.
DATE/TIME: Friday, March 27, 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
COST: $ 55
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