St. Joseph Catholic Church
Diocese of Charleston
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men
to join together to grow spiritually - by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering -
in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
As a reflextion of the whole family of God, Members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and
cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity
by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive
gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.
Organized locally, Vincentians witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society
collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in
those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.
St. Joseph Conference
Within St. Joseph Church in Columbia, SC, the St. Vincent de Paul Society meets on the second Tuesday of each
month at 7:00 PM. Through the generous support of parisihioners, the society is able to provide assistance to
many needy families in the community, by providing food and other forms of assistance when possible.
Food Pantry & Help Line
The FOOD PANTRY is located in the basement of the Church Building (Blossom Street side - rear of building.)
It is open from 10:00 - 11:30 AM on Wednesdays except the FIRST Wednesday of the month
The TELEPHONE HELP LINE number is (803) 799-0761. We accept telephone requests for help with power bills,
water bills, etc. -- IF FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE -- on Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:00 PM. At other times, a phone
message indicates if funds are available and announces the pantry hours, and the next time requests for financial
aid will be taken.
Volunteer Opportunities and Service Hours are available to all members of the parish. Please contact the Parish
Office and leave your name and contact information if interested.
- Non-Discrimination Policy
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin,
age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or
part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded
by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
- To File a Program Complaint
- If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online
athttp://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request
the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email
- Persons with Disabilities
- Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service
at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).