I continue to be in awe of the kindness and generosity of our community.
In particular, I am grateful to St. James Parish for hosting our Soup’s On benefits in its Memorial Center in 2013 and 2014. These events supported critical needs of vulnerable populations in Yolo County. In 2013, this event supported the Yolo Food Bank and, in 2014, all proceeds of the event were donated directly to the Elderly Nutrition Program of Yolo County, Meals on Wheels.
The Memorial Center is the perfect place for these events and we simply could not have succeeded without the partnership of the St. James Parish.
I am so touched by the generosity of spirit of the St. James congregation in their hosting events such as these Soup’s On benefits, their ongoing work with the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter, and so many other efforts in which St. James parishioners are engaged.
In keeping with the active ministry of the Society of St. Vincent dePaul, these actions respond to immediate and acute needs of food and shelter, as well as identifying and addressing the cause of human suffering.
On behalf of all those who have benefited from the services of the Food Bank and the Meals on Wheels programs, thank you to the St. James Parish.