The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis by visiting them in their homes, promoting friendship with those served, and enabling Vincentians (volunteers with the Society) to more fully understand the suffering of those visited and to best assess their needs. The Society works with parishes and businesses in coordinating donations of food, including fresh produce, and clothing, with distribution to those in need via area and parish food shelves, pop-up stores, permanent store-fronts in both Saint Paul and Minneapolis, civic agencies, and direct distribution.
For most ministries, CSAF funds only part of their annual budget. Some ministries have other sources of funds, such as participant fees and direct donor gifts for some of their programs.