The Community Kitchen at Eva's Village
Important Notice About Meal Service
Our Community Kitchen has transitioned from sit-down breakfast and lunch service to meals to-go to best protect the health and safety of our guests, residents and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can pick up nutritious meals at our 393 Main St. location.
Breakfast service has resumed. We offer Breakfast to-go at 9 am, Monday -Thursday. (Breakfast is not served on Fridays.)
Lunch to-go is distributed at, noon, and 1 p.m., Monday-Friday. Extra meals are given on Fridays to carry people through the weekend.
All are welcome! For updates, please visit our website's homepage and follow our social media channels. You can find us on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Every day brings new challenges, but we are deeply committed to continuing our care and services for those who need us most. We look forward to coming together for our daily meals again in the near future.
Eva's Kitchen was founded in 1982 to help feed the hungry. The first meal of hot dogs and beans was served to 30 hungry individuals in the basement of St. John’s Cathedral, in Paterson. In the early 1990s an expanded kitchen was built on Main Street with capacity for 240 people. To help feed the growing number of homeless and working poor, an expansion in 2011 increased the capacity to 400.
Our Community Kitchen now serves a nutritious breakfast to-go Monday-Thursday and lunch to-go, weekdays, to 400+ individuals in addition to three meals a day prepared for the men, women and mothers with children who reside in our recovery and sheltering programs.
When they come to pick up a meal, clients may learn about the shelter, addiction treatment & health care resources offered at Eva's Village and they may choose to take the next step, whether it is seeking shelter, substance abuse treatment or free medical care.
Volunteers who help serve the meals are an essential ingredient in our Community Kitchen, and we welcome the participation of individuals as well as local businesses, religious, civic and educational organizations who choose to volunteer as a group.