"I didn't eat for two days. I was so hungry when I first got here. I had just one plate and I was full."
That's what Mike said about his first day at the Mission.
When a homeless person arrives at the Mission, they're hungry. The first thing they need is a good hearty meal. They get a meal in the Mission's dining hall, which is open 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
About 600 meals are served in the dining hall every day. Breakfast and dinner are open to the public, and lunch is served to those enrolled in one of the Mission's programs.
It takes a lot of food to serve so many meals - please consider donating food items.
A homeless person also needs safe shelter. The Mission has dormitories for 200 men and 50 women, and rooms in the family shelter for 11 mothers with children. You can help by donating sheets, towels, and bed linens.
To find out how many people have received meals and shelter at the Mission in the last 10 years, view the statistics.
The Mission provides meals and shelter, but the goal is to guide people to a productive life through practical programs and eternal life through Jesus Christ.
The Mission is the largest provider of services for the homeless in southern New Jersey with 320 shelter beds. While a deep commitment to God sets us apart in how we provide services, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, sex, handicap, or national origin.
If you or someone you know needs meals, shelter, or services, call the Mission at (609)345-5517 or find out more.