Sharon McCloskey

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People are hungry

The days are getting harder. We all know that. Here in the basement of St. Ann’s Church, the kitchen flooded again. The mayor of Newark placed us squarely within one of the city’s three virus “hot zones,” and then days later issued a “shelter in place” order.  Our skeleton crew of staff and volunteers grew [...]

March 28th, 2020|

Meals to Go Update

Meals to Go update! It’s looking like we’re in for a long road ahead trying to keep our folks fed! But look what you’ve done already ! Just today: -- 200 hot meals of Corned beef and potatoes with fresh Irish soda bread -- 175 pantry bags stuffed with food and other items to bring [...]

March 28th, 2020|

Thankful for helping hands

It was water, water everywhere at the soup kitchen yesterday, but plenty to drink for our clients!! A kitchen flood meant no hot food for our Meals to Go, but that didn’t stop our small but mighty team from handing out 225 snack bags and lunch bags with pb&j sandwiches, Irish soda bread, and more. [...]

March 28th, 2020|

Franciscan Charities responds to coronavirus with Meals to Go

Franciscan Charities needs your help. We've been monitoring the response by state and local officials to the coronavirus (COVID-19). In an effort to comply with governmental guidelines and yet fulfill our mission to ensure that all who are hungry are fed, we've closed our soup kitchen dining room and are pivoting to a distribution of [...]

March 15th, 2020|