The St. Vincent de Paul Society, a 501C3 organization, located at 1269 Union Avenue in Laconia (524-5470), is re-opening its Thrift Store on 6/23/2020 with new store hours, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a limit of 16 of customers in the store at any one time. All customers, over the age of 2, will be asked to wear masks and practice social distancing. Donations may be dropped off at the back entrances for clothing, housewares and furniture where a volunteer will inform the donor of the new procedures used for accepting donations.
The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry (528-5683), is maintaining its regular hours of Monday from 12 noon – 2p.m. and Wednesdays from 6p.m. to 8p.m. Food donations can be dropped off Monday through Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m.
The Financial Assistance team continues to serve residents of the cities/towns of Alton, Belmont, Gilford, Gilmanton, and Laconia. Financial teams of two meet with individuals to help assess their needs, review budgets and determine where financial help is needed. Please visit your Town or City Welfare office before calling to make an appointment.
The Children’s Foundation will start working on Project Pencil when more details are available regarding COVID-19 and the 2020-21 school year.
Monetary donations may be sent to St. Vincent de Paul, PO Box 6123, Lakeport, NH 03247. For more information about any of the programs, call the Thrift Store at 524-5470 or the Food Pantry at 528-5683.
St Vincent De Paul food pantry located at 1269 Union Avenue in Laconia NH is committed to providing quality food to the citizens of the Lakes Region area. We are open on Mondays from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. and on Wednesday’s from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Please call us at 603-528-5683 if you have any questions. In response to COVID-19 we have changed our operating procedures to ensure the safety of our clients and our volunteers. Our new procedures are that we do not have face-to-face with our patrons, but we provide an easy check list for the needs of our clients. If you have visited our pantry in the past, you will simply take a number from the number dispenser, fill out the easy check list with your needs, and when your number is called, slide your check list under the door. There are boxes available outside for you to pick out your items from the outside offerings and the volunteers will fill your order to the best of our ability with available items on the inside. Once your “inside” box is finished it will be placed on a table near the garage entrance with your name on it, for you to pick up. If you are new to our pantry you will fill out a brief application form along with your check list. As always, we are here to answer any questions or assist you in any way. There is a white phone located in the lobby of the pantry that you can use to talk to a volunteer and get any questions answered. Food donations may be dropped off during our open hours and monetary donations can be mailed to PO Box 6123, Lakeport NH 03247.