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Saint John's Soup Kitchen

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

973-623-0822

St. John's Health Services

One of the great blessings here at St. John's is our Medical Clinic.  Through the generosity of our Head Nurse and volunteer physicians, we have been able to provide emergency care to a growing number of sick and destitute people.  In a three-month period, 245 patients were seen.  Additionally, we

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Posted Thu, Jan 29th, 2015 News

Storm Juno

We were forced to close on Tuesday due to the weather but just beforehand we gave out over 300 bags containing three Cup Noodle lunches, protein bars, juice and candy to help our homeless and needy through the storm. Thankfully it was not as bad as forecast and we were back to our daily

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Posted Thu, Jan 29th, 2015 News

Happy Healthy New Year!

The New Year has started off with a frigid blast here in Newark. Our breakfast today of hot oatmeal, coffee and crumb buns was well received as you can imagine. As always, our lunch will start off with steaming cups of soup... today's special is kielbasa and cabbage!

Good health

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Posted Fri, Jan 9th, 2015 News

A Very Merry Christmas

We have been so blessed to have Holiday Express return once again to feed and entertain at St. John's for a festive Christmas eve meal. We wish you a very merry Christmas to everyone. God bless!

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Posted Wed, Dec 24th, 2014 By mstrader News

Feast... Italian style!

New Hope Baptist Church congregants served a delicious Italian dinner and homemade cakes to 300+ of our needy last weekend. They also served up the best garlic bread ever! What a nice change of pace for all as we were a little "turkeyed out" I think.

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Posted Wed, Dec 10th, 2014 News

Angels amongst us...

Three ladies rang our bell on Saturday bearing 200 "goody bags" containing socks, gloves, hats and toiletries which they distributed to our homeless. They chose to remain anonymous. What a blessing in this cold weather.

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Posted Wed, Dec 10th, 2014 News

Thank you!

Over the Thanksgiving period, many heart-warming things happened here at St. John's. Groups from many schools, churches and unions held food drives which will help carry us through the winter. Countless individuals dropped off turkeys and hams for our pre-Thanksgiving feast. On behalf of our homeless and needy, we thank

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Posted Wed, Dec 10th, 2014 News

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Posted Wed, Dec 3rd, 2014 News

Governor serves up thanks...


Posted Tue, Dec 2nd, 2014 News

Happy Thanksgiving!

Our Thanksgiving Feast for our homeless and needy on this snowy day was bountiful! We roasted 170 lbs of turkey which was served up with all the trimmings by our volunteers amongst whom was our Archbishop Hebda, Governor Christie and First Lady, Mary Pat, County Executive, Joseph Di Vincenzo, and our

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Posted Wed, Nov 26th, 2014 News

Good neighbors!

The Rt. Rev. Mark Beckwith

Thank you Bishop Mark Beckwith of the neighboring Episcopal Diocese of Newark building for being a true friend to all whom we serve here at St. John's!

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Posted Wed, Nov 26th, 2014 News

Essex County Sheriff's Dept.

Essex County Sheriff's Dept.

The blessings continue!  Sheriff Armando, Jackie and officers came laden down with turkeys and cannned veggies. That they take the time to do this, considering how busy they are, is a tribute to all these officers and staff. God bless them!

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Posted Tue, Nov 25th, 2014 News

St. Aloysius Caldwell

St. Aloysius Caldwell

The parishioners of St. Aloysius in Caldwell who sponsor a homemade meatloaf dinner once a month ran their annual turkey drive and this morning showed up with 125 turkeys plus gift cards to buy veggies and pies for our soup kitchen.  The goodness of these people is such a

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Posted Tue, Nov 25th, 2014 News

Teamsters Local Union 863

Teamsters Local Union 863

The Teamsters arrived early this morning with a truckload of turkeys and all the trimmings, and cases upon cases of much needed canned vegetables and soups.  They brought many men and women with them who helped unload the truck and stack the shelves in our warehouse. They will be back

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Posted Tue, Nov 25th, 2014 News

Updates from the Kitchen

Our good friend, Bob Moynihan and his group of volunteers from Our Lady Mother of the Church in Woodcliff Lake, prepared and served a delicious meal of soup, lasagna, salad, buttered rolls... and to top it all off, the best homemade brownies! The meal was a resounding success in spite

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Posted Tue, Nov 18th, 2014 News