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Helping our neighbors in need


Thanks to you, Dane County neighbors in need received help with food, medicine, housing, clothing and furniture. Over the past year, you helped thousands of families. Thank you for your attention to the struggles of these families and your commitment to help them.

2023 Impact Report

Who you helped

  • 101,271 neighbors received help this past year; 104% more people than last year
  • 37% of people helped were children
  • 26.5% of people spoke Spanish as a first language
  • 82.8% of people felt respected when visiting the pantry

Volunteer support

  • 1,417 total volunteers
  • 27,984 total volunteer hours; 538 volunteer hours each week
  • 41 corporate and student groups

Your impact by the numbers

St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry

  • 31,191 households served
  • 47% increase in the number of households served at the pantry compared with last year
  • 278 households served on the busiest day
  • 1,700 turkeys and hams distributed for Thanksgiving and Christmas

St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy

  • 224 patients served
  • 7,271 prescriptions filled
  • 44% of prescriptions filled were new prescriptions and 56% were refills

Member Conferences

  • 539 children and 224 families received Christmas gifts during the Little Drummer Program
  • 1,251 person-to-person home visits

Clothing and furniture vouchers

  • 3,607 clothing vouchers provided
  • 839 furniture vouchers provided
  • 2,083 families got air beds, portable cribs and/or bedding, blankets and sheets

Lacy Garden

  • 12,600 pounds of produce planted, harvested and grown
  • 20 different vegetable varieties grown

Vinny’s Lockers

  • 69 people stored personal belongings
  • 7 folks reclaimed belongings and checked out of the program

Value of Goods and Services

You provided $5,023,222 in basic essentials and long term support last year.













2022 Impact Report

2021 Impact Report

2020 Impact Report