Since 1967, Catholic Community Services of Utah’s St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall has been providing hot meals to those who are hungry in our community. On average, CCS serves 1,000 meals a day to Utahns in need. Our facility provides the only regular mid-day and evening meal service in Salt Lake County.
Who We Help
Anyone is welcome to enjoy a meal at St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall regardless of age, religion or any other personal circumstance.
What We Do
We serve a mid-day and evening meal to anyone who is hungry during the following times.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: Lunch - 11:30am to 12:30pm, Dinner - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday: Brunch - 10:00am to 11:00am, Dinner - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday: Dinner - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
We offer Emergency Assistance, including HEAT utility assistance by appointment only (February – until funds are depleted). Please contact the front office Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm at 801-363-7710 or .
How to Help
We rely on the generosity of the community to serve food at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall. If you would like to give back through donations or volunteering, please see the opportunities below.
- Paper Cups (hot and cold)
- Plastic Gloves
- Large containers of spices (garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder)
- Gravy Mix
- Beans, rice, pasta
- Instant Mashed Potatoes
- Monetary Donations
For More Information:
- Dealing with hunger in the United States
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops dealing with poverty in America
- 2015 Annual Report on Poverty in Utah published by Utah Community Action Partnership
- State Energy Assistance & Lifeline
- Food Pantry Statistics
- Interesting information regarding homeless prevention and why it’s crucial
Hunger in Utah
- 1 in 10 Utahns, and 1 in 8 Utah children, lives in poverty.
- An impoverished family of four makes about $22,000 a year to cover health care costs, shelter, food, and other household expenses.
- Utah is ranked fourth in the nation for the highest rate of very low food security in the nation. About 350,000 Utahns risk missing one meal every day.
- More than 134,000 Utahns receive food stamps, and 63,000 eat dinner at a soup kitchen.
- 1 in 7 Utah children is at risk of hunger, and nearly 40 percent receive free or reduced school lunch.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2009; Child Food Insecurity in the United States, 2005–2007; U.S. Department of Agriculture, Household Food Security in the United States, 2007; U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2005; Utahns Against Hunger, 2006; U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2004.