THE SQUARE MEAL (TSM) COMMUNITY KITCHEN
46 Fairview Avenue, Jersey City
The TSM Community Kitchen serves nutritious hot breakfast (8:00 am – 9:00 am) and lunch (11:30 am – 1:30 pm) each weekday. Breakfast consists of an entrée, fruit, coffee / tea and juice; lunch consists of an entree, vegetables, salad, bread, fruit, dessert and juice. We serve a healthy portion with the option for seconds once all other guests are served. For many of our consumers, the meals they have with us may be their only meals of the day.
To avoid health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure which can be managed and prevented through healthy dietary choices, we provide our guests with healthy food options at each sitting.
The TSM opens on holidays, with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas when many other agencies and groups provide special dinners. The TSM Thanksgiving and Christmas celebration luncheons are generally held a day or so before the holiday. The TSM hosts barbeques on Memorial, Independence and Labor Days.
Recognizing that poverty and lack of resources to meet basic human needs often interferes with the ability to effectively support themselves, we act as a resource for information and referral to services offered by governmental, non-profit and other entities.
25 Oak Street, Jersey City
Located in the Lafayette section of the City, Calvary’s Kitchen serves lunch from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. to an average 85 individuals each Wednesday.
Meals are served in the hall of the church. Consumers sign-in as they enter the building. They are then seated and served by volunteers.
THE SHARING PLACE
440 Hoboken Avenue, Jersey City
Located in the Journal Square / Five Corners section of the City, this site provides ready-made meals to eligible individuals on the last two Saturdays of every month, 8 am to noon. The site serves nutritious food to over 500 families and individuals per month.
Meals are provided in the parish hall behind the church building. Consumers are welcomed to seat in the bright large hall until they are served.