The Institute of Physics (IoP) has produced a document on the the importance of particle physics. The press released on why particle physics is not just black holes and antimatter can be found here, while the document titled "Particle Physics - It Matters" can also be found at the link.
While the document highlights the UK contribution to the global particle physics/high energy physics effort, it nevertheless provides a good coverage of the direct impact that this field of study has made on our civilization. The main points that one can summarize on the impact of particle physics on our civilization are: (i) basic knowledge of fundamental particles and interactions (ii) spin-off benefits.
Will the general public read this? I hope so, and that's why I'm pointing out the document here.