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SVdP volunteers at St. Raphael Catholic Church implemented preventive measures against coronavirus exposure the popular pantry, where the number of San Rafael residents seeking food tripled last week.  Volunteers serve the frightened families of the parish in the wake of job losses due to the COVID-19 shutdown.

April 4, 2020  Catholic San Francisco

With the sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and its “devastating” impact on the working families, demand for the services of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin’s pantry at St. Raphael Parish has spiked to the highest levels in memory, conference members said in an article submitted to Catholic San Francisco. 


Volunteer Carla Fischer is pictured April 3, 2020, at the St. Vincent de Paul Society food pantry at the rectory of St. Raphael Church in San Rafael, a ministry of the parish St. Vincent de Paul Society conference since 1960. (Courtesy photo)

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