Welcome to Franciscan Charities, Inc.
St. Ann's Soup Kitchen has become the hub for Franciscan Charities, Inc. and its ministries. Last year we provided over 80,000 meals, and distributed 18,000 bags of groceries to the poor of Newark, NJ. 500 winter coats and hundreds of hats, gloves and scarves were given to those in need. Our Annual Toy Drive guaranteed that every child had a gift at Christmas. With the help of our ministries, some of our clients have completed job training and found employment. Others have received medical attention, HIV testing and addiction counseling. We began our Children's Literacy and Job Resource Program in 2010 and are currently launching our Children's Initiative which will offer a dedicated social service staff to provide comprehensive and ongoing support to our client families. At the end of 2011 we launched ID and Eyeglass programs.
Much has been accomplished, it is true, but much remains to be done. Please help us continue our critical work.