Our very own Chef Ronney Jacob is an example of a true success story. We recently sat down with Chef Ronney for a Q & A to learn about his journey from soup kitchen client to becoming a soup kitchen employee — and fulfilling his lifelong dream of working as a chef. Hi, Ronney. Congratulations [...]
The Community Food Bank of New Jersey recently brought representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a visit to Franciscan Kitchens (also known as St. Ann's Soup Kitchen). They caught some wonderful images of our clients, staff, and volunteers. Check out this photo collage on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov/sets/72157662371643994/
Our Annual Toy Drive is quickly approaching! Last year, over 800 children of all ages waited on line to select a brand new toy with the help of our volunteer elves. Many times, this is the only gift these children will receive for the holidays. This year promises to be another magical day, but we need [...]
Franciscan Charities is gearing up for our annual coat drive and we need your support to make it a success. Last year we distributed over 800 coats and winter accessories to children and adults. Your donation will help us keep our Newark neighbors warm this winter. Please CLICK HERE to make a donation. "Me and my [...]
The newest project from the partnership between Franciscan Enterprises and the Clean Water Fund includes a kiosk, fence, and gate at a community garden in Newark. Rainwater will be collected in basins to help the gardens thrive. Great job by Ed and the guys, pictured here with EJ, a local community member.
On Monday, September 28th, over one hundred generous sponsors, supporters, and volunteers took part in our 5th Annual Charity Golf Outing held at Essex County Country Club. The day -- which included a luncheon, golf, a silent auction, and dinner -- was a huge success. We'd like to thank everyone that contributed into making such a [...]
On Monday, September 28, 2015, we will host the 5th Annual Franciscan Charities Golf Outing at the Essex County Country Club in West Orange, New Jersey. We are excited to be hosting at this venue again this year; it is rich in history and tradition and offers one of the premier golf courses in the tri-state area. The [...]
A generous grant from The Hyde and Watson Foundation allowed us to make much needed improvements at the soup kitchen, including a nicely paved walk up to the stairs, a beautiful slate-tread stairwell, and a prep room adjacent to the kitchen with a second service window. The new prep room will also be used by the [...]