St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul Society

St-Vincent-de-Paul-child“Lord, help me to make time today to serve you in those who are most in need of encouragement or assistance.” —St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Our Lady of the Pillar parish provides person to person services to families and individuals facing emergency situations by sharing time, talent and resources in a spirit of love and humility. Feeding and clothing the needy and the homeless, keeping families housed, offering basic survival necessities, SVdP is the safety net for those in need in our community.

Services Provided

We serve the working poor, low income seniors, homeless, single parents, the unemployed and the disabled through our food pantry and home visits. These services are provided without regard to race, religion, creed or ethnic origin. General services provided include, but are not limited to:

  • food programs
  • homeless care
  • visiting the sick
  • emergency shelter assistance
  • rent and utilities assistance
  • Thanksgiving and Christmas programs
  • emergency transportation
  • senior and shut-in care
  • clothing and household needs


Anyone needing assistance may request help by simply calling  (650)726-8177.  A St. Vincent de Paul Conference member will call to schedule a home visit.


St-Vincent-de-PaulWhen you give, love grows in the hearts and homes of our neighbors in need…
Every day,  we hear stories of people in our community looking to SVdP as their source of hope.  Help us make a difference today by contributing to our Fifth Sunday collections for SVdP, by dropping a monetary donation off at our food pantry or the parish office.
Donations of clothing and small household items are greatly appreciated.  We ask that donations be in good condition — good enough to give to a family member.  Items can be dropped off at the Food Pantry during normal hours of operation. 

Please do not leave donated items on the church grounds. 



Food Pantry Hours

Our Lady of the Pillar

Monday:     5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday:  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Our Lady of Refuge

Sunday:    Noon – 2:00 p.m.

St. Anthony’s

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday – from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Become a Volunteer

St-Vincent-de-Paul-group“Lord teach us to step outside ourselves. Teach us to go out into the streets and manifest your loves. — Pope Francis

We welcome volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to join us in our efforts to help improve the lives of those we serve.  Each year our volunteers give generously of their time contributing over 9000 hours.  If you are interested in volunteering, please call (650) 712-1770.


Vincentians at Half Moon Bay parish expand efforts to serve area’s diverse poor…
“It’s an eye-opener – there’s a lot of working poor here.”  San Francisco Catholic 4/24/13