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Join our 2500 members and volunteers who live their faith by reaching out to disadvantaged people in their local community.

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Do you know how to lay bricks? Plumbing … dressmaking … knitting? Can you start a vegetable garden … tutor a child? Contact us!

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Supplies such as blankets, clothing and shoes, toiletries, food, building materials and paint, fabric and knitting wool are always needed.

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Please give the gift of a meal to someone in need

Feeding the hungry
Your gift of a food parcel would bring comfort where there was despair

Food parcels

Jesus cared … do you?


“My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will collapse on the way, and some of them have come a great distance.” Mark 8:2–3


In this Gospel story, Jesus showed that His concern for people went beyond the spiritual. He understood that people needed food and that if they did not eat something, the consequences could be serious.


Right now, many people in South Africa face hunger. Whether or not you are a member of the Society of St Vincent de Paul, please consider following in the footsteps of our Founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam did. With the words, “We must do what Jesus did … let us go to the poor,” Frederic and his friends began reaching out to the poor, sharing what they had with those in need.


Feeding the hungry is our number one priority. Volunteers from the St Vincent de Paul Society run soup kitchens in community centres, parish or school grounds. We also deliver food parcels to families and individuals in greatest need. Contributions from people like you make this possible.

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On average, 53 children under the age of five die in South Africa every day … and three-quarters of them do not live to see their first birthday.


Malnutrition a key factor. Even if it doesn’t lead to their death, the consequences for children are far reaching. They will be stunted, physically and mentally, for life.


Your donation of R150, R350 or any amount helps feed starving children and adults through our network of soup kitchens. R500 provides a food parcel with enough rice, cooking oil, mealie meal, canned fish, sugar, tea and soap to last a family of four an entire week.


Any amount – donated online now – makes a difference.


Thank you for caring – may God bless you.

Heart of our work

Our core work involves alleviating the worst human suffering in areas of abject poverty – where families live in homes made of cardboard or thin plastic … where unemployment and malnutrition is rife … and where parents are dying and leaving children to care for one another.

We help the hungry, the homeless, the sick, vulnerable children and destitute aged.

And because most of the work is done by volunteers, almost every cent you donate goes directly to helping those in need.

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