Recognizing that food insecurity is a problem throughout New York City—and that people living in the immediate area around the Mount’s campus need help— the College and the Sisters of Charity of New York have come together to address this issue through a joint initiative: Vincent’s Table.
The program has a simple mission: Vincent’s Table responds to the needs of those who face food insecurity and homelessness in the northwest Bronx and Yonkers by providing them with nourishing food and other assistance when possible, while recognizing the dignity and value of each individual.
But Vincent’s Table is committed to more than just addressing the needs of those in the local Bronx and Yonkers areas; it also offers a way for members of the Mount community to live out the College’s mission and get involved with hunger and homelessness advocacy.
Food distribution and outreach opportunities are held several times a month in our local area—giving Mount Leaders in Service the opportunity to engage with those in need right in our backyard. Vincent’s Table has also set up a food pantry and community refrigerator on campus, where Mount community members can leave what they can and take what they need.
And while Vincent’s Table has only just begun to make a small impact in addressing the needs of the local community around the Mount Saint Vincent campus, eager volunteers are doing their part to reach the hands—and stomachs—of those who need their help.
Interested in learning more about Vincent’s Table or want to find out about how you can get involved? Stop by the Office of Mission and Ministry in Founders Hall Room 100 or email email@example.com.