Serving Our Neighbors in Need

Cosgrove's Daily Soup Kitchen Society of St. Vincent de Paul Belleville Illinois Council

Daily Soup Kitchen

Cosgrove's Soup Kitchen was established more than 30 years ago and has been an important ministry serving those suffering from the effects of poverty: children, the elderly, the homeless, the mentally and physically disabled, and the working poor. It is the only facility in the Metro East area that offers a free noon meal 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year!  More...


Outreach Ministry Center

 The Outreach Ministry Center is a large, multi-purpose space used for assisting those needing Personal Identification (I.D.’s & birth certificates), transportation, homeless services, budgeting classes, resume writing, applications for housing and social security, computer center, job skills classes, and job search guidance, clothing assistance, prison re-entry services, and utility or rental assistance.  More... 


Night Drop-In Center

The Night Drop-In Center is a new facility open daily from 7:00 pm – 7:00 am as a “safe haven” for all who come to spend the night. It is a “bridge” to existing services already provided by the Outreach Ministry where people access resources to assist in moving out of being homeless to housing.  More...

Thrift store Society of St. Vincent de Paul Belleville Illinois Council

Thrift Store

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul strives to provide basic necessities. For over 50 years, our Thrift Store has furnished low cost clothing, household goods, and other merchandise to the poor. Annually, more than 3,000 low-income people purchase goods at very minimal cost.  We are different from other thrift stores in that the merchandise is sold at extremely discounted prices for the poor that we serve.  More...

Mobile Soup Bus Kitchen Society of St. Vincent de Paul Belleville Illinois Council

Mobile Soup Bus Kitchen Ministry

The two Mobile Soup Bus Kitchens are renovated school buses with small  kitchenettes and running water that go out into neighborhoods to feed the hungry!  Both Soup Buses have 6 tables each and the capacity to seat 24 people at a time.  This ministry feeds an average of 80 people per night and serves more than 17,000 hot meals each year. The bus is staffed with crews made up of volunteers who prepare and bring the meals on the Bus four nights a week!  More...


Other Programs at Society of St. Vincent de Paul Belleville, IL Council

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a tax exempt 501 (c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization. 

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