It all started with needing a truck to tranport food to families in need. More than 37 years later, Jerry Castro has served at St. Vincent de Paul, first as a volunteer and then as a staff member. About 13 of those years he oversaw the daily operations of SVdP's dining rooms until moving into community outreach through Vincentian Support Services, where he is now the Director of Vincentian Community Engagement. Anyone who has stuck with SVdP knows what an inspirational and spiritually driven powerhouse Jerry is for the mission and his community. Watch Jerry's Behind the Hope story above or click here.
Behind the Hope is brought to you by SVdP's Bruce Cooper and Chris Peterson.
Cordes Lakes and Mayer Volunteers
Get to know the volunteers who bring SVdP food assistance and thrift store options to their rural communities
Urban Farm Goats
SVdP's got some new volunteers helping on its urban farms this summer