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Serving the St. Vincent de Paul Parish Community
Wildwood, FL & The Villages, FL
Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry Donations

Charity - 1st Degree


Charity begins at home.

The K of C was founded in 1882, by parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney to give support and assistance to the families of the poor and especially those who had lost a loved one, the main financial support of the family.

The mission continues through our fund raising efforts that support our local Food Pantry, sponsored by our parish Outreach Program, our Soup Kitchen, that serve over 85,000 meals a year to the needy in our surrounding communities as well as helping Brother Knights in distress.

Here, Lecturer Jerry Pisani presented Tom Horning, Our Mother of Mercy Food Pantry and Donna Slider, Wildwood Soup Kitchen. They reviewed the many needs of their programs. (see attachment).

Donation to St. Pauls Catholic Shool
    Knights of Columbus Council 13300, serving The Villages and St. Vincent de Paul Parish, on August 22, 2016, donated $2000 to St. Paul's Catholic School in Leesburg. Shown here from left to right are Brother Knight Jon Hoscheit, Grand Knight Mike Grindel, Students: Christian Goldman, Christian Hernandez, Tori Kennedy, Mary Morris, and Jonah Lyford. Principal - Mrs Jacquelyn Genesis and Brother Knight John Magee. Also present was our contact - (not in photo) Michelle Pinder. The Donation was made to the school scholarship fund.
The Knights of Columbus, Council 13300, serving the Villages and St. Vincent de Paul parish, donated $4,500.00 to the Combat Veterans to Careers, a local non-profit charity. The donation was generated by their 4th Annual Guys N’ Gals Charity Golf Tournament held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Baseline Golf Course. 
Presenting the donation check to Combat Veterans To Careers, founder and CEO, David Booth are (from left to right) Gerry Haggerty from The Village of Duval, Tournament Director, John Magee from Mallory Hill, David Booth, Pete Monty and Joe Bollentino from the Village of Hadley. (Jake Methner from the Village of Winifred was not present)
Charity begins at home

Past Grand Knight Rich Kobak delivers our Council's annual check  to the smiling faces at Sumter County's  S.C.A.R.C. 

This donation was generated by the generous contributions made by our parishioners and residents of Sumter County to the annual "tootsie roll/ yellow can" fundraiser drive.

All donations collected during this "tootsie roll/yellow can" fundraiser,
stay at "home", distributed to local ministries in Sumter County.

Our charity is shared with our local sisters & brothers

Knights of Columbus, Council 13300 Grand Knight Mike Grindel and Deputy Grand Knight Mario Acevedo present a check of $1,000 to the Wildwood Food Pantry. Accepting the donation for the Food Pantry are  Managers Tom and Betty Anne Horning. The Wildwood Food Pantry is administered and managed by St. Vincent de Paul Catholic church. Dated: March 9, 2015

K of C Grand Knight Mike Grindel and Deputy Grand Knight Mario Acevedo present a check of $1,500.00 to the Wildwood Soup Kitchen. Accepting the donation are Donna Slider, Soup Kitchen Manager and cook Paul Danis. The Wildwood Soup Kitchen is managed by parishioners from St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Soup Kitchen provided over 80,000 meals a year, both in-house and home delivery to the needy in our area. Dated March 9, 2015
K of C delievers school supplies to Children's Home Society
Our Ladies Auxiliary help our Raffle ticket fund raiser
Tom Simone & drive-thru dinner