Emergency Relief For Food, Rent & Utilities
St. Mary's St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
The members of the St. Vincent de Paul Conference at St. Mary's sponsors a volunteer operated Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is currently open on Tuesdays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Note that the St. Mary's Food Pantry is not open on the 2nd Tuesday of the month since the Mobile Food Pantry is at the church that Friday from 11:00 to 1:00 PM.
Parishioners can help by donating non-perishable items. Donations can be dropped off at the church when going to Mass. Donations can also be dropped off at any time during the parish office hours.
St. Vincent de Paul assists those in need with food, rent, heat, electricity, medicine, etc., and works with other agencies in the area to help those in need. For counseling help, the pastor or deacon should be contacted.
Private donations may be sent to:
St. Mary Church; 3398 St. Rt. 125; Bethel, OH 45106 or
St. Peter Church; 1192 Bethel-New Richmond Rd.; New Richmond, OH 45157.
Those in Bethel or Felicity who need food can call St. Mary’s @ (513) 734-4041 x21 and leave a message (for SVDP help too).
New Richmond Food Pantry And The St. Peter's St. Vincent de Paul
Those in New Richmond who need food should contact the New Richmond Village Food Pantry at (513) 553-3800 and leave a message on option prompt #1. For St. Vincent de Paul help (rent, utilities and clothing), call the same number and leave a message at prompt #2. Be sure to clearly state your name and a callback number that accepts private calls.
To volunteer or assist with the New Richmond SVDP, leave your name and number at (513) 553-3800, prompt #2 and Mary will get back to you.
Mobile Food Pantry
The Catholic Charities Of Southwestern Ohio Mobile Food Pantry comes to St. Mary Bethel on the 2nd Friday of each month. It is open from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm to residents of Clermont County. This pantry is separate from other area food pantries so all eligible residents are encouraged to take part. A photo ID and proof of address will be required. Please bring a sturdy bag/laundry basket to carry groceries, if you have them.