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  • WBRZ Launches 17th Annual Fill a Prescription for the Needy Campaign

    March 6, 2014 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - WBRZ News 2 is hosting the 17th annual Fill-a-Prescription for the Needy campaign from March 5, 2014 to April 7, 2014 to raise money for prescription medication for Baton Rouge's St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy. There will be a total of 250 bins set... more »
  • Homeless seek shelter, shelters full

    January 6, 2014 9:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With Monday's winter blast, there are a few extra people seeking shelter at St. Vincent de Paul. Volunteers say once the temperatures drop below 40, they see an influx of people. Monday, the shelter is housing about 70 people, that's 40 above normal. "We've got... more »
  • Christmas meal and gifts for those in need

    December 25, 2013 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Community volunteers served Christmas meals to needy and homeless guests at the St. Vincent de Paul dining room Wednesday. The facility, located at 220 St. Vincent de Paul Place, will serve over 230,000 meals this year, according to a release from the charity. St. Vincent... more »
  • Shelters seeing an increase in people needing help

    January 28, 2013 8:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Area shelters are starting to see an increase in people needing a place to sleep, and have had to turn people away because there is not enough room. "If it wasn't for here, I'd be out on the street," said Lois Ellsworth. For two months, she's... more »
  • Tracking system ensures donations go where needed Play Video

    November 30, 2012 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In addition to providing free meals and clothes, St. Vincent de Paul helps pay for utilities, rent and even prescription drugs, but only for those truly in need. "There's only so much dollars for helping to prevent homelessness or to avoid eviction," says Micheal Acaldo, St.... more »
  • Local leaders lend a hand at St. Vincent de Paul Play Video

    November 21, 2012 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - District Attorney Hillar Moore, Mayor "Kip" Holden, LSU Gymnastics Coach D-D Breaux or Constable Reggie Brown could have carved your Thanksgiving Day turkey, if you eat at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The group of 12 local leaders competed in the 3rd Annual Community... more »
  • St. Vincent de Paul serves Christmas Eve dinner

    December 24, 2011 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Holidays always mean helping the less fortunate have a Merry Christmas too, that's why volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul handed out hundreds of meals to the needy in Baton Rouge this Christmas Eve. Happy eaters got to sit down at a restaurant-style table and enjoy... more »
  • Easter celebrated by Chinese, Homeless

    April 24, 2011 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Easter festivities across the Capital area brought hundreds out to enjoy the holiday. At the Living Faith Christian Center, a group of Chinese tourists experienced the Easter celebration for the first time, taking in some soulful gospel music. "I'm very excited to hear the music," said... more »
  • State allocates $1.5M to homeless shelters

    January 28, 2011 7:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Nearly $1.5 million in hurricane recovery money will be used to expand two emergency shelters and one transitional living house in Baton Rouge for the homeless. The governor's Disaster Recovery Unit announced the funding plans Thursday. The money will expand the capacity at the St. Vincent... more »
  • Volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul

    December 25, 2010 3:25 PM

    For information on how to volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul click here. more »
  • Volunteers, bishop serve Christmas meal to those in need

    December 25, 2010 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE Volunteers and Bishop Muench will serve a Christmas meal to hundreds of people in need today. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Vincent de Paul dining room. The dining room is located at 220 St. Vincent de Paul Place. ... more »
  • Extra steps taken to keep elderly warm in EBR

    December 13, 2010 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Extra steps were taken today to make sure the elderly stay warm as the forecast temperature dips into the mid 20's this evening. Heaters were passed out to the elderly in need, and at the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging workers made sure the elderly... more »
  • Easter celebrations across Baton Rouge

    April 4, 2010 6:40 PM

    Folks across the capital city area celebrated Easter in a variety of ways. Some flocked to the park to enjoy the weather, while others made sure to attend church early this morning. A few folks even used the holiday to give back to the community. News 2's Rob Krieger... more »
  • Easter dinner at St. Vincent de Paul

    April 4, 2010 11:03 AM

    St. Vincent de Paul is opening its dining room to the poor and homeless this Easter. Volunteers will serve a hot Easter meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Easter baskets filled with goodies will also be given to guests 12 years old and younger. Last year... more »
  • St. Vincent de Paul offer food and hope on Christmas

    December 25, 2009 1:50 PM

    The annual Christmas dinner at St. Vincent de Paul was held Friday for the poor and homeless in the Baton Rouge areas. Volunteers served up hot meals to hundreds at the St. Vincent de Paul dining hall. Members of the society say their homeless shelters for men, women and children... more »
  • Community pharmacy forced to expand

    November 11, 2009 2:18 PM

    The St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy serves about 10,000 families every year by filling almost $2 million in prescriptions. Lately, even more folks have been asking for help. Men and women who have recently lost their jobs in these tough economic times have been relying on St. Vincent... more »
  • Homeless squatters told to leave

    November 5, 2009 6:07 PM

    A group of homeless squatters living under a bridge in Baton Rouge were given one day to clear out Thursday morning. The group feels they aren't bothering anyone and doesn't know why they can't stay under the North Boulevard Overpass near 17th Street. "We're sleeping here under an... more »

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