For a small non profit, Bessie Green Community makes a difference in lives Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Bessie opens the doors of North Reformed Church, 510 Broad Street, Newark to welcome in people who need a hearty breakfast and a warm lunch. It is called the Red Door by the friends who come frequently. That is because the church has a big red door. People come in about 9 or 9:30 for coffee and breakfast put together by Bruce Graham the chef. They can stick around and read the paper, talk with friends or put their head on the table and catch a few zzzzz's. Lunch is delicious and served at 11:30 or 12.
If you're not hungry but need some groceries to take home for hungry kids, there is a food pantry and someone, usually Pedro will round up a bag for you.
A well stocked Clothing Barn is on the second floor and is open on Tuesday's and Thursdays. We had a huge selection of winter coats that were welcomed and given out in record time. So thankful for all the folk that helped stock our winter selection.