New Jersey Food Pantry/Soup Kitchen/Other >> Newark Food Assistance >> St. James Social Service Corporation - Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen

  • Name: St. James Social Service Corporation - Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
  • Address: 604 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • City: Newark, NJ 07102
  • Phone: 973.624.4007
  • Website: http://www.stjamesssc.org/
  • Contact Email: socialservices@stjamesame.org
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  • Basic Programs: Clothing
  • Description: The Emergency Food Pantry, which supports the weekday-feeding program, operates daily and is staffed by volunteers. Those in need are eligible to receive groceries for 6 meals per family size once a month. The package generally includes freshly frozen meat; canned goods; dry staple items, baby food and milk when needed. Annually, more than 8,000 families receive emergency packages. The food pantry is one of the largest providers of food in Essex County by distributing more than 100,000 meals annually. The Christian Cafe Daily Feeding Program operates Monday through Friday and serves an average of 100 people per day. Run solely by dedicated volunteers, the meals are nutritious, and well balanced. The soup kitchen was featured on the Food Network's Restaurant Impossible where celebrity Chef Robert Irvin and his team renovated the kitchen and dining room.