Polar Vortex No Match For St. John's and Archbishop Hebda
Despite single digit temperatures and a -5o wind chill, the hungry of Newark made their way to St. John's this morning. Today patrons were fortunate to be served by recently appointed coadjutor Archbishop Bernard Hebda who braved the bitter cold as he, along with volunteers from the Seton Hall University DOVE program, handed out coffee and pastries. Their support in serving at St. John's is a reminder that it takes all kinds of help to keep this kitchen up and running.
At St. John's we rely on financial, physical, and spiritual support from all of our donors. Whether that is the donation of time, labor, money, clothes, food, or prayer, every little bit is what has allowed St. John's to become a beacon of hope in Newark. Archbishop Hebda talked about how Pope Francis spoke with him about showing compassion to the poor. He chose to volunteer his time at St. John's today because he sees how our family of doers and donors serves the poor in our community.
Today's lunch (1/23/14) will be salisbury steak, mashed potatos, gravy, corn, and chicken soup.