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Saint John's Soup Kitchen

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

973-623-0822

A Garden for St. John's

If you live in Jersey you know there's nothing like a home-grown Jersey tomato! One of our donors with a surplus of vegetables from her garden was ready to resort to leaving the bounty on her neighbors' doorsteps until it occurred to her that the needy on our line might

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Posted Thu, Sep 17th, 2015 News

Last cookout of the summer

Last weekend we bade a farewell to summer under threatening skies with a cookout in our parking lot for over 300 of our homeless and needy. It was sponsored by Faith Lutheran Church of New Providence who provided burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, beans and soooooo many trays of homemade desserts.

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Posted Tue, Sep 15th, 2015 News

Peace and rest to all ...

After an all too brief summer, Labor Day is upon us once again!

We pray for all of those who are employed that they may experience a restful weekend.

We especially pray for those seeking employment that God may grant them perseverance in their quest and hope for the future.

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Posted Fri, Sep 4th, 2015 News

School bells are ringing in Newark...

Incredible to know that summer is soon coming to an end as TV commercials are promoting "Back to School Sales" and stores are bringing out fall-season clothing to greet students ready for a new school year. I ask myself, when less-fortunate children and their parents see these commercials, what goes

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Posted Mon, Aug 24th, 2015 News

Our friends at State Street Bank

Fr. Bismarck welcomed his first official group of volunteers yesterday! Several young people from State Street Bank gave up their lunch time at work and helped serve the midday meal to over 400 of our needy. They brought relief and comfort to all those on our line on an extremely

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Posted Wed, Jul 29th, 2015 News

It takes a village...

Dear Friends,

As I walked around speaking to the men and women we serve, and meeting the volunteers here at St. John's, a popular saying among Youth Ministers came to mind, "It takes a village to raise a child".  In truth, it takes the selfless dedication and kindness of

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Posted Wed, Jul 29th, 2015 News

Our friends at Janssen

A group of volunteers from Janssen Pharmaceuticals chose St. John's Soup Kitchen for their day of service and outreach. They served a wonderful meal to our needy, with a helping of joy and compassion. We are so grateful for their time and effort and we hope they will be able to

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Posted Thu, Jul 9th, 2015 News

From the desk of Fr. Neil...

Dear friends,

As we age, a new rhythm enters our life. While it may be slower, it also can reveal a new kind of beauty. There comes a time to put aside many of the administrative responsibilities and listen more clsoely to the voice of God.

After 45 years

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Posted Fri, Jun 26th, 2015 News

A rose grows in Newark

Amidst the suffering, a rose blooms at St. John's as a sign of hope and God's love for all.

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Posted Fri, May 22nd, 2015 News

God Bless our Veterans


Posted Fri, May 22nd, 2015 News

From the desk of Fr. Neil...

Dear friends,

A gentle giant named Howard has lived on St. John's property for almost 25 years, sleeping behind bushes, under tables, on the pavement.  Howard kept a silent watch on the world around him.  Numerous effots to get him proper mental, social and medical care were always frustrated by

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Posted Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015 News

Our friends at New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange

Lucille and her wonderful crew from New Hope Baptist Church in East Orange served up a wonderful meal of spaghetti with meat sauce... and of course garlic bread! Our homeless and needy look forward to this tasty lunch which always comes served up with such joy and warmth.  They are such a blessing to

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Posted Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015 News

East Side H.S. holds Charity Champions Fundraiser to benefit St.John's

 

Optimum Community hosted a Charity Champions Check Presentation to East Side High School during the Peer Leadership Program's "Family Dinner Night". All proceeds from the fundraiser went to the soup kitchen at St. John's Church in Newark. The Peer Leadership students have chosen to raise money for the soup

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Posted Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015 News

What can I say?

Since I have been at St. John's I have encountered so many people. They come into your life, and then one day they are gone.

I was in Washington, DC visiting this past weekend. Sunday was sunny and warm. We were walking down a very busy street and suddenly I

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Posted Wed, Mar 4th, 2015 News

Notes from Boy Scout Troop 31

This message is going out to both Barbara Moran and Mark Walker,

I have been involved with Boy Scout Troop 31 for about eight years now. I have been to St. John's soup kitchen each of those years. About 4 years ago the coordination of this event with the scouts

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Posted Fri, Feb 27th, 2015 News