Saint John's Soup Kitchen

P.O. Box 200147
22 Mulberry Street
Newark, NJ 07102-5202


Opening Day!

What a truly fantastic day at St. John's today with the opening of our Men's Dining Room! It was so well received by all and many of our men remarked how wonderful to be able to eat in such a place of peace. On behalf of all who will benefit from

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Posted Tue, Nov 1st, 2016 News

Please join us!

Dearest friends,

It has been over a year since I was sent to St. John's to continue the labor of love that started many years ago with Monsignor Hourihan. I have been blessed to have met so many of you and be part of the force of love that drives

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Posted Fri, Oct 21st, 2016 News

Almost ready!

A special blessing has been conferred by the Archbishop on the new St. John's Men's Dining Room and soon we will be ready to welcome our men to have their lunch indoors sheltered from the elements. Through the generosity of so many, we were able to convert a vacant annex in the

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Posted Thu, Sep 29th, 2016 News

Summer Work!

A wonderful group of teenagers took time out from their summer rest & relaxation to run a fundraiser for St. John's.  They spent a day waiting on tables at Applebee's and donated their earnings via the Jack & Jill Foundation. We are grateful that these young people are so very inspired

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Posted Tue, Aug 9th, 2016 News

Tempus fugit!

"May you have the hindsight to know where you've been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far". - Irish blessing

Dear Friends,

This summer it is a year since I came to St. John's and honestly it feels

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Posted Wed, Jul 20th, 2016 News

Working together we can do so much...

Dear Friends ,

I want to share with you two stories that touched my heart. A few days ago I met a man, one of our regulars, whose face was bruised and his head wounded, and judging him quickly I asked, "Did you get into a fight?". He told me that

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Posted Wed, Jul 20th, 2016 News

Thank you East Side High!

East Side High School not only worked very hard to serve our poor but were also very generous to St. John's. Partnering with Comcast, they held a school fundraiser which yielded a sizeable amount of money to help us in continuing our Mission. Their eager bright smiles brought much cheer

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Posted Wed, Jun 8th, 2016 News

Help from our neighbors...

In the spirit of Saint Queen Elizabeth of Portugal, renowned for her kindness to the poor, these wonderful men from the Açores Social and Sports Club in the Newark Ironbound brought a plethora of food for our many poor and infirm here at St. John's. As in the miracle attributed to

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Posted Mon, Jun 6th, 2016 News

Remembering our homeless Veterans...

The rain has been splendid this spring. As the flowers bloom, unfortunately so too does our line.

One homeless Veteran gentleman that we have known for years came for breakfast in the pouring rain. He was drenched to the bone. This humble soul thanked us for being here in the

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Posted Fri, May 27th, 2016 News

A little spring on our steps...

There is nothing more beautiful than spring. Memories of the harsh winter have faded in the extended light of the day and the beauty of new growth.

Thank you for being the light in the lives of our homeless and hungry all year round. Your generosity and kindness are the

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Posted Mon, May 16th, 2016 News

Teamsters Local Union 863

Al Rispoli, officers and staff once again came with their generous hearts to donate to our homeless and needy. These wonderful people arrived yesterday with a bountiful harvest of meat, vegetables, soup and so many pantry staples to keep us going. They also bring much laughter and joy to all

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Posted Wed, Mar 23rd, 2016 News

Happy Easter to all!

Dear Friends,

When I first came to St. John's, I thought that feeding the hungry was the only charity we did here but how wrong I was. St. John's Soup Kitchen not only provides breakfast and lunch, but also assists with getting prescriptions filled when someone doesn't have the money

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Posted Wed, Mar 23rd, 2016 News

St. Vincent's Academy, Newark

As they have doing for many years, St. Vincent's girls spent their Service In Community week with us last week at our Women and Children's Center, under the guidance of our own Sr. Jane. There was nothing they weren't willing to do! Aside from serving our many women and children

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Posted Wed, Mar 16th, 2016 News

Thank you Troop 31 Ramsey

What a wonderful group of boy scouts! along with terrific parents as leaders. 

Last Saturday, they came armed with bags of food to stock up our depleted food pantry and served up breakfast to over 300 people on our line.

As an added bonus, they truly brightened the morning with

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Posted Thu, Mar 10th, 2016 News

Desperately Seeking Podiatrist!

Our Clinic is busier than ever. With the help of our dedicated nurse and 2 volunteer doctors, we make sure all who come to our door are cared for, meeting basic medical needs and making referrals, if necessary.

We are in dire need of a foot doctor at least once a month

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Posted Fri, Mar 4th, 2016 News