Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

542 Cypress Avenue Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 Learn More

When can I visit with you?

We are open each Wednesday from 4 to 6 PM at Parish Activity Center, Saint Michael Church. If you have an emergency, please call 424 3820.

When do you meet?

As Vincentians, we meet the second and fourth saturday of each month.

What kind of assistance do you provide for utility bills?

We provide assistance for electric and water bills. We directly pay to the utility company. The process is simple but will require an interview. You will be required to bring the utility bill and show identification.

What is involved in a home visit?

If you are unable to visit us, we will every effort to come and meet with you. Please contact us at 843 424 3820. We will call you and set up time for a home visit. Two Vincentians will make the home visit to talk with you to determine the type of assistance you require.

How do I qualify for help?

If you need food, please visit us on Wednesday between 4 and 6 PM. No appointment is necessary but please bring some form of identification. You can come to our food pantry each week. If you need financial assistance, please make an appointment by calling 843 424 3820. At the appointment, two Vincentians will speak with you about the assistance you require and your situation. We make every effort to provide assistance and review each request on a individual basis.

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Are you associated with other area programs?

We are aware of other programs in the area and provide suggestions on other programs to contact for assistance. However we are not associated with any other groups in the Grand Strand area.

How can I help?

Joining as a Vincentian is both rewarding and easy. You can be an active member which requires you to attend our regular meetings and volunteer at our food pantry or making home visits or conduct interviews. You can also be an associate member by helping at events like our food drives. You can also be a benefactor by donating to assist us. Learn More

Where is your Food Pantry?

Our pantry is at Parish Activity Center, Saint Michael Church. Our pantry is open each Wednesday from 4 to 6 PM.

When do you distribute food?

We distribute food each Wednesday from 4 to 6 PM at Parish Activity Center, Saint Michael Church.

Why do people volunteer?

Because it's simple and rewarding! As Vincentians, we volunteer to grow spritually and come closer to Jesus. Learn More

Do you accept donations?

Yes - Your Donations have a direct impact! You can donate funds, goods, food and even a car! Learn More

Why make a financial Donation?

Financial donations are vital to keeping Society of St. Vincent de Paul Garden City and actively supporting our mission. Financial contributions are one of the easiest ways to help our organization reach more people in need of our help. There are many different ways to contribute a fully tax-deductible donation to our organization every dollar donated goes directly to Society of St. Vincent de Paul Garden City programs. Learn More

What type of financial assistance is provided?

We review each request carefully and on a case by case basis. If a financial need can be demonstrated, we generally provide assistance for utility bills, reasonable medical costs (prescription medication) and in some instances rent. Identification, appropriate documentation and demonstrating need will be required. All payments are made directly to the service provider. We provide no cash assistance.

Do you provide assistance to homeless?

We provide some service to the homeless. We are able to offer food, sleeping bags, toiletary kit and single burner stove.



843-424-3820 to set up an appointment or find out more information.


Our food pantry is open each Wednesday from 3 to 5 PM at Saint Michael Church (Parish activity center) and no appointment is necessary to receive food.


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Helpful Links

Diocese of Charleston
Catholic Charities
St. Michael's Church
SVdP National Organization

Society Members Support

Society Support Line