St. Paul Volunteers in Action


St. Paul Volunteers helping out in the Kitchen at Don Bosco in Port Chester









Taking Action & Having Fun In Our Community: Join Us!

Each week, our volunteers provide much-needed support at the soup kitchen and food pantry at the Don Bosco Center in Port Chester, just a short distance from our parish.

On Friday mornings, this volunteer group supports the Chef and the center’s staff in serving up a hot lunch for nearly 100 clients. In the Food Pantry, the team works with Deacon Billy to prepare the pantry that serves more than 600 clients weekly.

For nearly 80 years, the Don Bosco Center has served the needs of poor immigrant youth and their families through the center’s food and clothing programs. 

We would love to have you join our volunteer team! It’s a great way to meet fellow parishioners while supporting a community in need. No long-term commitment is required.

If you are unable to participate in Friday’s initiative, perhaps you might be able to donate to the Food Pantry. These families need to put food on the table every week. Please consider donating much needed food items. Donations can be left in the food bins at the parish, and the volunteers will deliver the food to the center. Food items needed include:

  • Black Beans
  • Cheerios
  • Peanut Butter (18-ounce package or bigger)
  • Tuna Fish
  • Or any other food staples
  • And of course, financial support is always welcomed. The Center purchases eggs, produce, fruit and other needed items each week.

Don Bosco also accepts all types of Clothing and Household items.  They have an 'Open Closet' on Tuesdays and Saturdays for those in need.  

If you are interested in participating as a volunteer or would like to learn more, please email or call our Parish Secretary Rose Vartuli at or 203-531-8741.

Thanks for your consideration and support.



Packing up food for the Elderly

A program to deliver food to the elderly each month. A true act of Charity and Mercy!



Assembly line!

Volunteers pitching in to fill the bags of essential food items for delivery to the elderly of Port Chester.



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