May 1, 2020

St. Vincent de Paul Indianapolis to host virtual 5K, ‘Stuff a Truck’ in May

Criterion staff report

Society of St. Vincent de Paul logoThe Indianapolis Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) is hosting a virtual, self-paced “Love Your Neighbor 5K Run/Walk” and four “Stuff a Truck” opportunities in May.

The self-paced 5K run/walk will raise funds to address the urgent needs of people in the Indianapolis area.

Participants can run or walk the race anytime during May 29-June 12 using one of four courses in Indianapolis, or wherever desired. Sponsorships are also available.

All gifts from participants and sponsors go directly to SVdP Indianapolis services, primarily its Food Pantry, where the number of households served has increased by more than 20 percent since the coronavirus outbreak.

To register or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, go to

The organization is also offering four “Stuff a Truck” opportunities in the Indianapolis area in May. An SVdP truck will be available to receive donations from

10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the following parishes:

  • May 2: St. Pius X, 7200 Sarto Dr., Indy.
  • May 9: Our Lady of the Greenwood, 335 S. Meridian St., in Greenwood.
  • May 16: St. Christopher, 5301 W. 16th St., Indy.
  • May 30: St. Mary, 317 N. New Jersey St., Indy.

To adhere to social distancing guidelines, donors are asked to unload their items and place them by the truck. SVdP staff will load the donations into the truck.

Please deliver clothing and other soft goods in closed, plastic trash bags, and household items in boxes. SVdP reserves the right to reject any donations of furniture that are broken, badly soiled or severely damaged in any way.

For a list of items SVdP does not accept, go to

For questions on either of these opportunities, contact Darlene Sweeney at †

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