Catholic Social Services 2019
“If St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen wasn’t here, it would mean there are a lot of people hungry and on the streets.”
- Miki Shergalis, volunteer
St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen
Catholic Social Services operates St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre serving more than 100,000 meals each year to individuals and families in need.
Longtime volunteer Miki Shergalis says, “There are many people who are working but just can’t make ends meet so they come here for a meal. In the summertime, we have a lot of families come in with children.”
St. Francis Commons, Scranton
St. Francis Commons in Scranton provides military veterans with transitional housing, counseling and job support to assist them in becoming independent.
Army Veteran Dan Grogan, an Americorps volunteer at St. Francis for the past two years, said “St. Francis Commons has in many great ways given me more hope in my life that I can do better on a daily basis to help the Veterans that are here. That’s my calling – to help people.”