Franciscan Kitchens

Franciscan Kitchens is the centerpiece of our outreach with a bustling soup kitchen  open five days a week, providing hot, home-cooked, nutritious meals planned and made by a professional chef. Our volunteers, many of whom have built relationships with our clients over the years, help with preparation and service of those meals. They also pack and distribute bags filled with food and personal hygiene items that clients can take home. Each year we provide over 100,000 meals to those in need with the help of over 300 volunteers.

St. Ann’s Church – 355 South 6th Street, Newark, NJ
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 

COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to state restrictions necessitated by the pandemic, we have shifted our food service to distributing meals to go along with snack bags and other items each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., outside St. Ann’s Church.

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