Saint John's Soup Kitchen

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


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

What would Jesus do?

When I awoke this morning and being aware of the frigid temperatures coming upon us this weekend, I could not help thinking about our homeless brothers and sisters on the streets of Newark. As soon as I arrived at St. John's I noticed our friends bundled up rushing to get

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Posted Fri, Feb 12th, 2016 News

Because of your abundant generosity...

We wanted to share this letter with all of you to thank you for making so much possible here at St. John's. During the recent snowstorm and bitter cold, we were able to assist the entire Newark community by sending food and care packages to the City's Warming Center. On

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Posted Fri, Feb 12th, 2016 News

Soup's on!

Our steaming turkey soup  loaded with vegetables to bring some warmth and relief from the cold today.

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Posted Thu, Jan 14th, 2016 News

Time for Resolutions!

As this New Year begins, what resolutions should we make?   Faith, Hope and Charity are good places to start.

Faith that God will help us see the light of Christ.

Hope that our needy will be remembered and taken care of.

Charity that we not only feed and clothe but

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Posted Fri, Jan 8th, 2016 News

Blessings to you this Christmas

It is moving to see how the world is transformed during the Christmas season, not only in the external sense with decorations, lights, songs of joy and peace playing on the radio waves, but also internally. Hearts are softened and moved with compassion toward others and as a result many

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Posted Fri, Dec 18th, 2015 News

Voices of angels in our midst

Our men, women and children had a very special treat this week.  University High School Chorus with their conductor and keyboard accompaniment entertained all during lunch. It was quite the sing-a-long at times with all joining in for the familiar Christmas carols. What a festive atmosphere!

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Posted Fri, Dec 18th, 2015 News

The joy of serving!

Posted Wed, Nov 25th, 2015 News

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