Franciscan Kitchens

Franciscan Kitchens is the centerpiece of our outreach with a bustling soup kitchen at St. Ann’s Church and a food pantry at St. Rocco’s Church.

Each year, we provide over 100,000 meals to those in need with the help of over 300 dedicated volunteers. Our efforts to feed the hungry are supported by a strong belief that each person should have a warm, welcoming place to eat and be treated with dignity and kindness.

Meals Provided
Dedicated Volunteers

St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen

St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen is open 5 days per week and offers hot, home-cooked, nutritious meals prepared by a professional chef. Food preparation and service are aided by our volunteers, many of whom have built relationships with our clients over the years. The soup kitchen has become a hub for Franciscan Charities and its ministries with over a thousand people passing through its doors each week.

St. Ann’s Church – 355 South 6th Street, Newark, NJ
10:30am to 2:00pm, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday

St. Rocco’s Food Pantry

St. Rocco’s Food Pantry provides groceries to families in need the last two Saturdays of every month. The grocery bags are packed with ingredients to help assist with balanced meal planning.

St. Rocco’s Church – 212 Hunterdon Street, Newark, NJ
9:00am to 1:30pm, every 3rd, 4th, and 5th Friday of each month