Welcome to Bessie Green Community, Inc.

Known among our neighbors as “The Red Door,” Bessie Green Community has been serving the underprivileged of Newark, New Jersey, since 1978. 

Our soup kitchen in Newark, NJ, is just one of our many popular programs. Providing hot meals, clothing, and bags of food, Bessie Green Community seeks to fulfill its mission statement of: Feeding, clothing, and supporting our neighbors with compassion and dignity.

About Us

Bessie Green Community, Inc., strives to improve the lives of our neighbors by giving them a helping hand. To accomplish this, we rely on donations from individuals, companies, and churches. We receive no funds from the government.


Our programs include a soup kitchen, food pantry, and clothing barn. Everyone is welcome, at no cost, and no questions asked.

How You Can Help

From volunteering to financial donations, there are many ways in which you can help.


Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals. Your generous donation will fund our mission.


Bessie Green Community, Inc.

510 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102

(973) 648-6800



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