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Outreach

Kathy Waite is the Director of St. Amelia Outreach. To contact the Outreach office, please call 716-832-2542 or you can email the office at outreach@stamelia.com 

The Outreach office is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00am until 3:00pm, and is located at 200 St. Amelia Dr. (The Lighthouse) in the back entrance.

We help anyone in need at our door, no matter where they live.  Here is a brief description of the services we are able to provide:

Volunteers Packing Food

St. Vincent De Paul Society

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference of St. Amelia Parish is open and available to anyone in need of food or other types of assistance. Please call the rectory at 836-0011, ext. 109 and leave a message on the answering machine with your name and phone number along with a brief message. A member of the conference will contact you within a short period of time. When you receive a call, there will be no identifying phone number, as our volunteers will be calling from a private line.

Every bit helps

During the past year, St. Vincent de Paul assisted 424 families consisting of a total of 1,360 people. They distributed 2,055 bags of groceries. At an average cost of $30 a bag, this represents a value of $61,650.  Thanks to your generous food donations, St. Vincent de Paul’s cost to provide this care was $7,426 plus an additional $864 was spent to assist with extraordinary needs.  This year they will provide Thanksgiving food boxes for 66 local families.  Each of these boxes will be blessed before distribution by Fr. Sibby.  Special distribution to clients also takes place at Christmas and Easter. The recipients are confidential and their privacy is respected.  Many have sent letters, notes, or other communications expressing their gratitude for the assistance they received throughout the year.

The 21 St. Vincent de Paul members logged 1,300 hours of service to assist those in need and maintain our food pantry. Their greatest accomplishment was the fact that the Covid virus did not shut them down. These dedicated members of the St. Amelia St. Vincent de Paul Society kept the pantry open when other pantries in the area closed. Additionally, they provided food delivery to those who had no transportation or were confined to home during the quarantine.  A number of clients who were previously homeless and placed in nearby motels by various agencies received food from our pantry along with clothing donated by parishioners to our Outreach Program

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