Established in 2004, Franciscan Charities has expanded over the years to meet the varied and complex needs of the poor through the establishment of five ministries.

Franciscan Kitchens

Provides over 100,000 meals per year through our soup kitchen at St. Ann’s Church and our food pantry at St. Rocco’s Church.

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Social Service Ministry

Assists with a wide array of legal and medical assistance, as well as clothing and furniture acquisition.

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Children’s Initiative

Offers year-round educational programming, legal support and infant assistance.

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Spiritual Ministry

Includes the New Jersey Center for Divine Mercy and the Healing Ministry of Divine Mercy.

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Franciscan Enterprises

Provides training and work opportunities to help the chronically unemployed re-enter the workforce.

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