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Volunteer Spotlight: Charles Solimine, volunteering in his old neighborhood and parish

Recently, Charles Solimine, from St. Rose of Lima parish in Short Hills, volunteered for the first time at St. Ann’s soup kitchen. He quickly let us know that he had gone to St. Ann’s for kindergarten! The day of volunteering brought back warm memories for him, so we chatted with him about the experience: What do [...]

July 9th, 2018|

Q & A with Ana Hazard, Director of the Healing Ministry of Divine Mercy

This month's blog feature is a very special woman -- Ana Hazard, the Director of the Healing Ministry of Divine Mercy. Ana joined us for a heartfelt Q & A regarding her introduction to Brother Paul Miller, her current role, and the ministry's mission. Read on to learn about her remarkable and inspiring story. 1) Hi [...]

September 8th, 2016|

Client Spotlight: James Jones

Hi, James! When did you first start coming to the soup kitchen? Six years ago How has Franciscan Charities been able to help you? Franciscan Charities helped me the moment I walked in the soup kitchen doors. Initially I walked in for a meal, however, I found more than just food. Shortly after arriving I [...]

April 4th, 2016|

Q & A with Chef Ronney Jacob

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 [...]

March 14th, 2016|