Faith Kitchen is a 501c3 charitable company, a soup kitchen that operates upstairs in Trinity Lutheran Church. We are open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. We have 200+ volunteers from over 25 organizations that prepare a great meal each day. Because of Covid19, the Faith Kitchen cannot offer seated dining services at this time. Instead, we are offering brown bag lunches at our front door. The brown bag lunch contents vary each day but typically contain a sandwich, a piece of fruit, a bag of chips, and a drink.
The number of people served each day varies significantly by season as there are not as many jobs available in winter months so counts increase. Typically, there are 60-100 people who come for lunch during the week and about 100-150 for the holidays. We serve over 30,000 meals per year.
We are blessed to have many dedicated volunteers who have been providing food and services day after day, month after month, year after year. Our operating model is a regular rotation of volunteers from this set group of organizations/companies. Since we operate in this group rotation, we do not seek out individual volunteers. If you happen to attend any of these faith groups listed below, please feel free to reach out to the group at your faith organization to find out about volunteering with them.
The following organizations have groups that serve here:
- ReMax Realty, Flanders, NJ
- First Memorial Presbyterian, Dover, NJ
- St. Matthew Roman Catholic, Randolph, NJ
- Temple Adath Shalom, Morris Plains, NJ
- First Presbyterian, Boonton, NJ
- Prince of Peace Lutheran, Rockaway, NJ
- Abiding Peace Lutheran, Budd Lake, NJ
- Trinity Lutheran, Dover, NJ
- Church of the Savior, Denville, NJ
- St. Jude’s Roman Catholic, Budd Lake, NJ
- First Presbyterian, Rockaway, NJ
- St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic, Stirling, NJ
- Grace Lutheran, Mendam, NJ
- Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran, Sparta, NJ
- St. Peter’s Episcopal, Mountain Lakes, NJ
- Zion Lutheran, Oldwick, NJ
- Redeemer Lutheran, Succasunna, NJ
- St. Cecilia Roman Catholic, Rockaway, NJ
- Flanders United Presbyterian, Flanders, NJ
- Amma Satsang Hindu group, Randolph, NJ
- Resurrection Roman Catholic, Randolph, NJ
- Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic, Lake Hopatcong, NJ
- St. Therese Roman Catholic, Succasunna, NJ
- St. Andrew Greek Orthodox, Randolph, NJ
- New Jersey State Nurses Association Region 1, Sparta, NJ
We are happy to serve all those in need. We do not screen anyone. People come from all walks of life. All are always welcome at our table.