1/9/2010 – Shelter Spotlight

January 9, 2010

Hey Everybody !! Hatter here with some very exciting news. The focal point of today’s post will be Cathedral Kitchen which is right in the heart of Camden, NJ. The Kitchen was founded in 1976 (a few short years before I came into this earth), and has served the hungry and poverty striken with over 1,000,000 meals. Pretty amazing and impressive for a soup kitchen that’s stood nearly 35 years. When I arrived at the website a very courageous and heartwarming message welcomes readers: “The people who come to the Kitchen to eat are among the poorest residents of the city: the homeless, the jobless, those with disabilities or addiction problems, the working poor. They range in age from infants to the elderly, but whatever their age, everyone in need is welcomed at the Kitchen and given a hearty meal“. That right there, displays an unprecedented level of care, awareness, and acceptance of anyone, no matter what hardship might be bringing them down. The Cathedral Kitchen is located at 1514 Federal Street – Camden, New Jersey 08105 and call be reached via phone at (856)964-6771.


Readers, Fans and Followers, I wanted to personally take an excerpt from their website and add it to my post today, why? because I want the numbers to sink in for each and every one of you. “It is hard to believe that hunger could exist in our nation of plenty, but the fact is that according to US Department of Agriculture statistics, fully 11% of families in the United States cannot afford to feed their families every month; and with the recent downturn in the economy that figure may be even higher. Here in Camden over one-third (38%) of the population lives below the federal government’s “poverty” guidelines: their yearly income is less than $20,650 for a family of four and $10,210 for an individual. Ironically, New Jersey has a median income of over $60,000 and is ranked to be the richest state in the country“. Keeping those numbers in mind, I’d like to send a big Thank You out to three of the amazing people behind the operations of Cathedral Kitchen, they are Ms. Karen Talarico (Executive Director), Ms. Rita Cinelli (Program Manager), and Ms. Colleen Rini (Development Director) – Keep Up The Good Work !! For More Info please go to Cathedral Kitchen’s website: http://www.cathedralkitchen.org


One Response to “1/9/2010 – Shelter Spotlight”

  1. First off great site. Im not sure if it has been addressed, however when using Opera I can never get the whole post to load without refreshing alot of times. Maybe just my laptop. Appreciate your work

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