Friends of the Poor 5k Walk
St. Vincent de Paul of Palm Bay is located on the campus of Our Lady of Grace Church on Malabar. Our organization has been serving the needs of the community since 1991. We assist with basic needs such as food, hygiene products, financial assistance, and resources to end the vicious cycle of poverty.
We invite the community to seek assistance through our service center Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 9am-11:30am and schedule a home visit on Friday. Here we can assess the situation and find where the struggling families need the most assistance. We offer resources, advice, counsel, and food. This is following in the footsteps of St. Vincent who served the poor with compassion, humility and generosity.
The Friends of the Poor Walk began as a national program with the purpose of providing local Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conferences and Councils the additional funds to help support their special works projects. Today, that philosophy continues, with Conferences and Councils using the funds from this event to help local people living in poverty.
This 5k group walk will begin at SVDP House located at 300 Malabar Rd. SE Palm Bay, FL 32907 and continue around neighborhoods in the hopes of bringing awareness to the local residents. Registration and Vendor Shopping will begin at 8am, Group Walk at 9am, Raffle around 10am. Local vendors will be selling their merchandise and crafts throughout the event. Fees: Walk only is $10, Group Rate of 5 or more is also available, Event T-shirts $5-$7, and Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the event. Race participants can register/pay day of the event. We also can receive registration and payments from Sponsors and Vendors M-T-Th 9-11:30am at SVDP House.
This is a family and pet friendly event. No ATM is available onsite.