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Welcome to St. Vincent de Paul Food and Clothing Bank in Longview, Washington.

We are a non-profit organization designed to assist the needy with food and clothing.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul began in Paris, France in 1833.  The Longview Conference was established in 1937.  The purpose for which this non-profit corporation is organized is to provide food, clothing and other necessities to those in need without regard to race, color, sex or creed.

The Longview conference is operated by a group of 70 Volunteers who give generously of their time and talent.  These volunteers are not compensated in any way.  This combined effort amounts to 20,000 volunteer hours per year.  We serve 55,000 people per year and distribute 1,200,000 pounds of food.  The Director of the Longview organization is also an unpaid volunteer.  This allows us to use all monies received, via donations and other means, to be used for the purchasing of food and the upkeep of the building we operate from (the building and property are fully paid for.)

There is a board of directors for the organization.  There are several board members who also volunteer at the building.

The President of the Board of Directors is Tom Garstki.  You can contact him either through his e-mail address of or at the telephone number of (360) 577-0662.

The director can be reached at or at (360) 577-0662.

Food Bank Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:30 am – 11:30 am
The third Tuesday of the month from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm.

Cathlamet Food Bank Hours:
The first and third Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you have questions or needs, contact us today.

  • Items needed in order to obtain food at St. Vincent de Paul food bank:


    1. Identification for all members of the family that write down (all names and dates of birth on the yellow sign in sheets): Picture identification for people 18 and older, identification for children living in the home (health card, student body card, Social Security card, etc.) This requirement, must be met Every Time you come into St. Vincent de Paul.
    2. Proof of address:  1) Any current mail with the correct address and your name on it EVERY TIME you come in:  2) You can use a copy of current rental agreement the first time you come in, but you must have item one every time.
    3. If you want to obtain food for another family, you must be a certified caregiver for that family or person or a family member not just a friend of the family (show identification card if you are a certified caregiver).
    4. You may only request a food box 2 (twice) a month and only once in a given week.
  • Articulos que necesita para obtener Comida en El Centro de comida San Vicente de Paul:


    1. Identificación de cada miembro de su familia que anote (nombres y fechas de nacimiento). Identificación con foto por cada miembro mayor de 18 años, identificación por niños que viven en el hogar (tarjeta de seguro medico, tarjeta de identificación de estudiante, tarjeta de seguro social, etc.) Este requisito debe cumplirse CADA VEZ que venga a San Vicente de Paul.
    2. Comprobante de domicilio: 1) Cualquier correo postal reciente con la dirección correcta y su nombre en él CADA VEZ que venga. 2) Puede utilizar una copia del contrato de alquiler actual la primera ocasión, pero debe traer lo que marca el número 1(correo postal) cada vez que venga.
    3. Si desea obtener alimentos para otra familia, debe ser un cuidador certificado para esa familia o persona, o un miembro de la familia, no solo un amigo de la familia (muestre la tarjeta de identificación si es un cuidador certificado).
    4. Solo puede solicitar una caja de alimentos 2 (dos veces) al mes, y solo una vez en una semana determinada.

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