Catholic Urban Programs operates several programs in collaboration with the St. Vincent de Paul Society in the Catholic Diocese of Belleville to help alleviate the pain and suffering of the poor and elderly. Services include after-school programs for children, the Neighborhood Law Office and a food pantry.
How to help
Donate canned and nonperishable food items, paper goods, diapers, baby formula, blankets, coats, gloves, hats and cash.
Items and cash donations can be sent or brought to 7 Vieux Carre Drive, East St. Louis, IL 62203. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, except during the noon hour. For more information, call 618-398-5616.