St. Vincent de Paul Middletown, (SVDM) founded in 1980 by the Sisters of Mercy and the Catholic Diocese of Norwich, focuses on “meeting needs and offering hope” to the poor and homeless in greater Middletown, Connecticut. Over 1,075 individuals are served 84,000 nutritious meals each year through our community Soup Kitchen, 11% or 9,130 of the meals are served to children. Over 1,400 people seek basic support services and emergency funds through our Community Assistance Program. Ninety percent or 1,260 households are families with children. Over 1,000 families each month receive three days of nutritious groceries at our Amazing Grace Food Pantry. Seventy-nine formerly, chronically homeless individuals with disabilities and addiction live successfully in their own apartments through our Supportive Housing Program.