What does Saint John's Soup Kitchen do?

Our soup kitchen serves an average of 500 meals each day to feed the hungry of Newark. Our volunteers cook and serve these meals to provide a little bit of comfort to those who come to us in need. We also offer medical and social services.

Who provides these services?

We are fortunate to have a small but very dedicated staff to oversee our operation. Peter, along with Richie, Luis and Tony keep the kitchen up and running. Sr. Jane and Mary take care of our Women and Children's Center. Our Medical Clinic is blessed to have Kathleen and Katie, both R.N.s, who are assisted by our faithful volunteer doctors, Dr. Russo and Dr. Bell. 

Who can eat at the soup kitchen?

Anyone who is hungry is welcome to share a meal at our table. We welcome struggling families, seniors on a fixed income, the working poor, veterans, people with disabilities, those who are homeless, and anyone who wants a good hot meal and some friendly conversation.

Is the soup kitchen in need of volunteers?

Yes. Please call Peter at (973) 623-0822 to learn more about volunteer opportunites or visit our contact page.

Are children allowed to volunteer?

While children are welcome to volunteer, this is an issue that is handled on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Peter at (973) 623-0822 for more information.

When can I bring a donation?

Our staff is on-site to help you from 7am - 2pm Tuesday through Saturday (except during special schedule weeks). However, please call before coming down. Any donations must be approved beforehand and someone must be available to receive them. Unfortunately, any donations left after hours must be thrown away.

I am having trouble printing an image large enough to read. How can I fix this?

With some of our images, the text may be too small to read when printed directly from the website. In most situations when this happens there are steps you can take to alleviate this problem.

Step 1: Right-click the image and select "Save Image as..."

Step 2: Select where you want to save the image. The easiest place is always the desktop. Remember, the file can be easily deleted once this process is through and we will address that at the end.

Step 3: Find the saved file and double click to open the file. Your computer will have a default program it uses (the exact program depends on your computer) and will automatically open in that program. Please allow a few seconds for you computer to open the file.

Step 4: Go to the top menu bar and select "File" and then "Print". This will open another window where we will change a setting to allow this image to print as a whole page image.

Step 5: Look for a setting option that says "Scale" or "Scale to fit". Select the option that reads, "Fill Entire Paper". Different computer operating systems may have slightly different wording so you will be looking for the option that is similar to this wording.

Step 6: Click the "Print" button in the bottom of the window and check the print out to make sure the image is still legible. Some images are taken in low resolution and may turn out grainy or fuzzy. If this happens repeat step 5 except select "Scale" and choose a percentage to use. Try anything between 120% and 150%.

Step 7: If you wish to delete the saved file from your computer, click once and hold and drag the file to the "Trash" or "Recycling Bin"