SMG Volunteers at St John's Kitchen

Our team had the opportunity to give back to the community today by volunteering at St. John’s Kitchen in Newark. We spent Thursday morning sorting and assembling food boxes, and later served a delicious meal to those in need. It was a humbling experience to see the impact we can make when we come together to support one another.

St. John’s Kitchen seeks to serve persons who struggle with mental health issues, addictions, homelessness, and poverty in the City of Newark. We seek to provide support for this community through addressing the developmental requirements of individuals in need.

Through personal encounter, we serve them and seek to overcome the marginalization they experience that obstructs the realization of their human dignity.

The organization relies on volunteers to help with their operations, and our team was happy to lend a helping hand.

As we sorted and assembled food boxes, we saw the faces of the people who would benefit from our efforts. We knew that the food we were packing would help families put food on the table and relieve some of the stress they were facing.

Later in the day, we served a meal to those in need. It was heartwarming to see the joy on people’s faces as they received their meal. We were able to provide not only sustenance but also a moment of connection and kindness.

Volunteering at St. John’s Kitchen reminded us of the importance of giving back to our community. It was a reminder that we can all make a difference, no matter how big or small. We were grateful for the opportunity to support our community and contribute to a cause that we believe in.

Thank you to our team for dedicating their time and energy to making a difference in the lives of others. We encourage others to seek out similar opportunities to give back to their communities and make a positive impact on the world.