Allow Sister Jean’s Kitchen to relocate to St. Monica’s Church as promised.

Allow Sister Jean’s Kitchen to relocate to St. Monica’s Church as promised.

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Paige Vaccaro started this petition to Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam

According to an article in the Atlantic City Press on February 4, 2019, 

“In June 2017, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority approved up to $1 million for Sister Jean’s as part of its Pacific Avenue Midtown Redevelopment Project, which aimed to move the kitchen — along with the John Brooks Recovery Center now in Pleasantville — outside the authority’s Tourism District. The CRDA-approved resolution outlined the scope of project — estimated at $936,121 — and required all plans comply with all city codes and ordinances.

Sister Jean’s Kitchen purchased three buildings from St. Monica’s church in August 2017, according to the nonprofit’s executive director, the Rev. John Scotland, spending reserve funds to buy the properties.

The nonprofit had intended to use the CRDA funding to improve the St. Monica’s buildings and relocate, but the authority found flaws with the plan.”

Sister Jean’s Kitchen has been a beloved part of the history and community of Atlantic City for well over 30 years. Jean Webster is a true local legend that should have her legacy honored during Black History Month, not destroyed due to politics. Atlantic City cannot grow without caring for its most vulnerable,  especially in the middle of winter. The Kitchen serves an average of 300 meals a day, but many days they serve many, many more. The people served come from every race, religion, age, gender, and walk of life and so do the countless volunteers who have served at the Kitchen and found the experience uplifting and rewarding as well. 

Act now to continue the crucial work of this benevolent organization and show that Atlantic City has a heart that extends beyond the casinos to include and honor its beautiful mosaic of people. It takes a village and you have the power to show that with swift action so that no one in our village has to go hungry.

Thank you.

 

 

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