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Saint John's Soup Kitchen

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

973-623-0822

Notes from the Kitchen - Spring 2014

Dear Friends,

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

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Posted Thu, Apr 3rd, 2014 By bmaran News

First Baptist Church of Hillside

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!

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Posted Thu, Apr 3rd, 2014 By mstrader News

Eagle Scout Project

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!

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Posted Fri, Mar 28th, 2014 By mstrader News

Boy Scout Troop 56

Boy Scout Troop 56 from Caldwell did an amazing job spring cleaning our basement and outside eating area. We are thankful!

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Posted Fri, Mar 28th, 2014 By mstrader News

Rob Returns For A Visit

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!

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Posted Fri, Mar 28th, 2014 By mstrader News

Bag Lunches Help Feed

Our guardian angels, Meals with a Mission, continue to supply us twice a week with bag lunches and once a month with hot lunches. On behalf of our homeless and needy, we are grateful.

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Posted Sun, Mar 9th, 2014 By mstrader News

Ash Wednesday at St. John's

We had a record turnout of over 500 people with a big representation from the FBI (who reside across the street from us) as well as many local business employees. It was an uplifting spiritual experience for all of us.

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Posted Sun, Mar 9th, 2014 By mstrader News

St. Raphael's Youth Group in Action

St. Raphael's Livingston Youth Group brought a wonderful lunch last Saturday of mac & cheese, hot dogs, and chili. What a happy lunch crowd we had! On their behalf, thank you St. Raphael's!

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Posted Fri, Feb 28th, 2014 By mstrader News

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Posted Fri, Feb 28th, 2014 By mstrader News

Another Day at the Kitchen

"To love God and neighbor is not something abstract, but profoundly concrete: it means seeing in every person the face of the Lord to be served, to serve him concretely. And you are, dear brothers and sisters, the face of Jesus." (Pope Francis, Address during Visit at the Homeless Shelter

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Posted Thu, Feb 20th, 2014 By mstrader News

St. John's Partners with Bridges Outreach, Inc.

We are partnering with Bridges, well known in the Newark Community for their outreach and social services. They will enhance our existing services and will also be providing a wide range of medical services, in addition to finding housing, and recovering I.D.'s.

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Posted Tue, Feb 18th, 2014 By mstrader News

Olympic Yogurt

Chobani , unable to deliver to the U.S. Olympic Team, decided to share with us and delivered 1000 containers of yogurt today. The athletes didn't get it, but a lot of very needy people will. It's going to make a great addition to breakfast tomorrow morning!

Go Team USA!

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Posted Tue, Feb 18th, 2014 By mstrader News

Prayer Request

We are assisting a single Dad who has full custody of his daughter due to tragic circumstances. He has been homeless but now has a full-time job and has been placed in an apartment. We are helping with necessities such as bedding, pots and pans, tableware, and food. Please keep

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Posted Fri, Feb 7th, 2014 By mstrader News

We're Updating our Databases

Just to let you know we are working to improve our technology to serve you better. Fortunately, we found an angel in Mr. Robert Adler of Eagle Research Consultants who is guiding us in upgrading our database systems. Thank you, Robert!

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Posted Fri, Feb 7th, 2014 By mstrader News

Lamb for Lunch

Ss. Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church donated 100 prepared lamb shank dinners to our Women & Children's Center. One of our ladies started to cry with excitement. She hadn't had lamb in years! It was truly wonderful!

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Posted Fri, Feb 7th, 2014 By mstrader News