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Urgent Appeal For Your Support

Urgent Appeal For Your Support

In our community, families are being forced out of their homes, power is shutoff for people during cold weather and many seasonal workers are experiencing financial crisis. Please help us assist those most in need during the winter when conditions are the most severe.

St. Vincent de Paul of Crook County not only serves the poor with food and temporary shelter, we also are Crook County’s primary provider of emergency rent, utility and transportation assistance. When publicly
funded agencies run out of funds, people come to us as their last resort. Recently, the demand for help far exceeds our available funds.

Almost all Crook County churches make monthly contributions to St. Vincent de Paul’s emergency funds. St. Vincent de Paul then acts on behalf of donors to help those most in need. St. Vincent de Paul relies on local donations to make up the large gap between what is donated each month and the actual demand for funds. December through March are the most critical months. Please help us protect our neighbors stay in their homes with full utility service. They rely on us and we rely on you.

St. Vincent de Paul is an all-volunteer tax exempt non-profit. All of the money you donate goes directly to assist the less fortunate in our Community. Make a donation ...

Pantry Hours to Change

Pantry to open one Saturday each month

The Food Pantry operated by St. Vincent de Paul Society of Crook County will open one Saturday a month starting November 23rd to accommodate those who work during the week and can’t visit the Panty during normal hours of 1 PM to 3:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The Pantry will be open the fourth Saturday of month except for December when it will open the third Saturday.

Saturday Pantry hours will be Noon to 3 PM.

The Pantry is located at 1103 NE Elm St., Prineville, OR, on the north side of the parking lot.

Bank staff spends afternoon at St. Vincent de Paul of Crook County

Shelk Foundation Matching Grant Fund Drive Success

First Interstate Bank Supports St. Vincent de Paul of Crook County

September 11, 2019, Patriot’s Day, First Interstate Bank, Prineville Branch closed for a community service day. This year, the Bank’s staff spent the afternoon at the St. Vincent de Paul of Crook County (SVDPCC) food pantry working on various improvement projects. In addition, First Interstate donated $500 in materials for painting and other projects in the facility.

Shelk Foundation matches $8K in community donations for SVDPCC

Shelk Foundation Matching Grant Fund Drive Success

The Shelk Foundation donated $8000 to St. Vincent de Paul of Crook County (SVDPCC) as the key element in SVDPCC’s 2019 local fund drive. During this past summer and early fall, all local donations were generously matched dollar for dollar by the Shelk Foundation.  By September, we met the $8,000 goal and was gratefully received the balance of the Shelk Foundation grant.

The Shelk Foundation’s generous support enables SVDPCC to continue the mission to aid Crook County’s poor and disadvantaged residents.  SVDPCC provides USDA approved food boxes to over 1000 people each month.  More than 13 percent of Crook County’s residents live on incomes below the federal poverty level.  The partnership between the Shelk Foundation and SVDPCC helps to ensure people in need receive supplemental food and emergency assistance.

About St. Vincent de Paul of Crook County

St. Vincent de Paul is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) social service agency supported by private sector donations and grants. All donations stay in our local community to serve others regardless of religion, race, origin or gender. Donations go directly to help people in the Crook County Community.

About the Shelk Foundation

Linda and John Shelk

The Shelk Foundation advocates for Eastern Oregon with special focus on Crook, Grant, Wheeler and Harney counties. John and Linda Shelk established the Shelk Foundation in 1994 after co-advising on the OCF Shelk Advised Fund for fifteen years.