Thank you to John Dell'Italia, our Finance Council Chairperson, and to all his helpers and friends who sponsored and assisted in preparing and serving a bbq for over 300 of our homeless and needy on Saturday, September 6th. They were treated to a special recipe of Korean chicken from John's
School bells are ringing in Newark. As in other towns, mothers are breathing a sigh of relief! Thanks to the generosity of our donors, 46 needy children were outfitted from head to toe (school uniforms, shirts, shoes... and backpacks too).
The smiles on their faces were priceless!
We have been feeding the hungry for over 50 years.Now we invite you to come and share a meal with us.
Saturday, September 6th, 201411:30 am - 1 pm
St. John's Soup Kitchen871 McCarter Highway (Route 21 South)Newark, NJ 07102
RSVP (973) 623-0822
No Donations Please
In this intense heat, we have had to send a few of our homeless to hospital suffering from heat exhaustion. We keep ice water out all day to help provide some relief.
Our Health Services Center held an eye clinic yesterday. They examined 30 people and we will be providing
In March 2014, Bridges opened "Project Connect" at St. John's Soup Kitchen in Newark to provide case management services linking homeless to services that will lead to a continuum of care that will result in a healthier life with the ultimate goal of housing. Bridges' foundation is built on the
Our first bbq of the season provided and served by Faith Lutheran Church of New Providence went off beautifully with sunny weather and delicious food including homemade desserts and crates of oranges. What this Church has done for us is beyond measure. A great time was had by all!
Kathleen McAdam, R.N. has expanded our Health Services Clinic to new heights. We are serving more and more people each week with HIV testing, cancer screening, eye check-ups, and regular visits from our volunteer foot doctor.
Our friends at New Hope Baptist made a trip to St. John's this past weekend where they donated bookbags filled to the brim with goods.
Once again, a special friend of St. John's Feed the Hungry donated a wonderful meal of chicken, rice, potato salad, and collard greens, catered by King's Family Restaurant and served to our homeless by St. Raphael's Seniors volunteer group. We are blessed!
Last Saturday, Our Lady Mother of the Church, Woodcliff Lake, provided the most wonderfuI Italian feast of lasagna, salad, peas and buttered rolls. Lasagna is not something we get to serve very often. It was a real treat for our homeless. They loved it!
I just loved this winter! Sounds crazy, but true.
It has been the most humbling time I have spent at St. John's. Working outside every day, in the cold and the snow, certainly puts things into perspective for me... how much suffering there still is, how much work
First Baptist Church of Hillside made a wonderful turkey dinner for our hungry and homeless last Saturday. Special thanks to Dolly and her crew for their meals over the years. Our prayers and best wishes go with Dolly as she begins her retirement. She will be greatly missed!
Pending Eagle Scout, Will Fitzgerald, built beautiful dining tables for our outside eating area. When the weather finally warms up, he will work on fixing our existing tables. He is the grandson of longtime volunteers, Joe and Dot Zoppi. They should be proud!
Boy Scout Troop 56 from Caldwell did an amazing job spring cleaning our basement and outside eating area. We are thankful!
Our longtime volunteer, Rob Narciso came back to our kitchen for a visit while on leave from Namibia, Africa. He will go back to continue his work there with the Peace Corps treating Aids patients and working on water purification. Rob's contribution to humanity grows everyday!