St. Gall Thanksgiving Food Pantry – Filling the Table for Our Neighbors in Need

#GivingTurkey #GivingTuesday 

As your family prepares to embrace the Thanksgiving holiday; shopping, cooking and anticipating the togetherness of family, the Society is preparing to ensure that those less fortunate can experience the same bountiful blessings. 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago in partnership with St. Gall’s food pantry will be providing turkeys and side dishes to those less fortunate.  Because of your support and generosity, the Society is providing 700 turkeys to St. Gall’s holiday food pantry, and 250 turkeys to St. Rita. 

On November 20th, as the tent is raised, the trucks are arriving, and the dozens of volunteers brave the November weather for the day, those less fortunate will be lining up in cars a mile long anticipating the gift of a holiday meal for their family.  I cannot think of anything that represents the spirit of Thanksgiving more. 
We the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago are humbly grateful for the continued support from our donors.  An act of kindness easily turns into a memorable meal for a child whose family struggles day to day.  Most of us cannot imagine a table sparse of food.  Yet many of our neighbors in need experience the empty table almost every day, and heartbreakingly, on holidays. 

As we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, and express gratitude for all the blessings we receive every day, let’s take a moment to cherish the gift of giving that has made a difference in the life of another. 

A special thanks to Elizabeth Arreola and Bill Waddell for their tireless efforts in taking care of their community.  The St. Gall food pantry runs throughout the year, serving thousands who line up early to receive much needed food.  Some arrive on foot, and some wait for hours. St Gall is located at 5511 S Sawyer Avenue, Chicago IL 60629.   This year’s holiday dinner food pantry will be held on Saturday, November 20th from 10:00am to 1:00pm. 

As we turn the calendar to December, our efforts will continue to ensure our neighbors in need are able to celebrate Christmas with a warm meal.  With #GivingTuesday right around the corner, we wanted to share one of the many ways your generosity serves our communities. We, the Society, will continue to look after our neighbors in need, with your support we are making a world of difference in our communities.  Visit us at and learn about the lives we have changed because of your support.

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