The City of Evansville Endowment Fund has awarded $20,000 to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry toward the replacement of its roof. The current roof, last replaced in 2002, began leaking last winter, and was temporarily patched in the spring. The grant will cover just over half the cost of the roof replacement.
The City of Evansville Endowment Fund (CEEF) originated in 1994, when former Mayor Frank McDonald II proposed that $5 million of revenue from the riverboat be invested in a way that would serve the City of Evansville forever. The CEEF was created as a public charity and supporting organization of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc. The CEEF’s earnings allow for grantmaking annually.
Located at 809 N. Lafayette in Evansville, the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry is the city’s largest, serving over 55 individuals on average per day. It is also home to the Office of Emergency Assistance, where volunteers receive requests for financial assistance throughout the Evansville District and distributes those requests to the geographically corresponding conference. The District of Evansville is comprised of eighteen conferences covering Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick Counties, and the southern half of Gibson County.
The St. Vincent de Paul Food pantry is one of seven food pantries in the Evansville Emergency Food Pantry Consortium. Individuals and families may request assistance to meet their food shortage needs every four weeks, receiving a three-day supply of a variety of nutritious food sources, including produce, meat, bread, canned fruits and vegetables, and other non-perishable items. The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry also provides household cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items when available.
Donations of non-perishable items are accepted at the Food Pantry. Monetary donations can be made online at svdpevansville.org/donate-now