ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, GCL SOUTH & SKYLINE CHILI TO HELP ‘TACKLE HUNGER’ DURING RIVALRY GAMES
CINCINNATI, September 30, 2021 – St. Vincent de Paul, the Greater Catholic League (GCL) South Division and Skyline Chili are teaming up to help tackle hunger in Greater Cincinnati through two food drives, happening at rivalry football games over the next two weekends.
Non-perishable food items will be collected during the Moeller vs. Elder matchup at The Pit on Elder’s campus (4pm on Saturday, Oct. 2), and during the LaSalle vs. St. Xavier game at St. Xavier’s RDI Stadium (7pm on Friday, Oct. 8). Each person who brings food items to donate will receive a coupon good for one free cheese coney at participating Skyline Chili restaurants.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for GCL fans to support their favorite team and help families in need all at the same time,” says Kristen Gallagher, St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati Marketing & Communications Manager. “Far too many people in our community find themselves making tough decisions – like choosing between buying groceries or paying rent. The food collected at these football games will help provide meals to neighbors who turn to St. Vincent de Paul for assistance.”
Last year, over 39,000 neighbors relied on St. Vincent de Paul’s Becky & Ted Catino Choice Food Pantry (located within the Neyer Outreach Center) for help putting food on the table. Additionally, 7,800 people turned to a smaller pantry in St. Vincent de Paul’s network of 11 neighborhood food pantries for assistance.
This is the first year that St. Vincent de Paul, the GCL South and Skyline Chili have partnered to tackle hunger.
About St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati For more than 150 years, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has compassionately cared for neighbors in need throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton County. More than 1,200 neighborhood-based volunteers provide personal, emergency assistance for needs such as food, clothing, rent