NJCO provides a daily soup kitchen, weekly food pantry, and weekly clothing center for individuals and families in need in the Reading, PA community. We are grateful for the support of countless volunteers and ongoing contributions that enable us to serve those most in need in our community.
The NJCO Soup Kitchen
Individual and group volunteers help to prepare and serve lunchtime meals to over 150 individuals daily. For some, this is the only meal of the day. The Soup Kitchen is the largest and only daily food program in downtown Reading. We are now serving to-go lunches.
The NJCO Food Pantry
Each week, groceries plus meats, produce, and bread are distributed to families in need. The food helps to supplement their nutritional needs and enhances the family meals they can prepare.
The NJCO Clothing Center
The Clothing Center is filled with new and gently used basic needs back-to-work clothing, shoes, coats, and small household items for those in need. The center is open on Friday mornings and items are distributed free of charge.