St. John's Hospice

New truck brings food from ‘burbs to homeless men’s bellies

A grant from the Maguire Foundation and the Philadelphia Archdiocese is helping St. John's Hospice get casseroles from families in 47 parishes to the center city shelter, and the 350-400 men it serves every day.

Catholic Social Services ramps up outreach during cold snap

Beds have been added and programs for homeless people expanded by Catholic agencies in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia during the historic cold wave.

St. John’s Hospice marks 50 years of serving the homeless with gala

When St. John’s Hospice, which conducts Philadelphia’s most celebrated feeding program for poor and homeless men, held its 50th Anniversary Gala, it chose to do so at its near neighbor, the Reading Terminal Market. The market is a celebrated institution in its own right -- after all, it has been feeding Philadelphians since 1892. Approximately 400 supporters of St. John’s, led by Archbishop Charles Chaput, crowded into the venerable market after hours on Sept. 7 to enjoy the foods that have made it a Philadelphia treasure.

Warm meals, warm words

The kind words of volunteer Ted Wahl pair well with the hot meals he offers to homeless men at St. John's Hospice, Philadelphia. They might be the only such gifts the men receive in a day, and Wahl knows he might be seeing in them the face of Christ.

Former Flyers’ goal: serve food, help others

On a brisk afternoon in late December, Philadelphia Flyers legend Bobby Clarke had just finished serving food for about 90 minutes at St. John’s Hospice. Exiting the Center City respite that feeds roughly 350 men five days a week, he was asked about the importance of volunteerism. “Well,” he said, “I know I got a […]