St. Martin’s Kitchen

What is St. Martin’s Kitchen?
St. Martin’s Kitchen is a parish outreach program that feeds the poor and homeless at Sacred Heart Church in Jersey City.  Volunteers from the parish have been participating in this mission since November 1995.  Volunteers purchase, cook and serve a meal for as many as 240 men, women, and children each month.

What is the time commitment?
Parishioners can participate in this ministry on many different levels.  Volunteers are need to shop or bake or set-up serve and clean up.  The group assembles after the 9:00 a.m. Mass on the 2nd Saturday each month.  They usually return to St. Peter’s around 2:15 p.m.

How can I help?
Volunteers can participate in this ministry in many different ways.  Additional help to provide direct service to the poor is always welcomed.

Who can participate in this ministry?
In addition to adult volunteers, confirmation candidates and their parents are encouraged to participate.  Some parishioners participate in this program as a family ministry.  This makes St. Martin’s Kitchen project one of the few intergenerational ministries of the Parish.

Ed Bowen
(201) 261-3366 (rectory)
(201) 599-3112 (day)