Area church gifts $5,000 to Christine’s Kitchen in West Orange

Photo Courtesy of Cynthia Cumming
From left are Heavenly Finds volunteers Chris Muench, Nancy Rose and Erin McChesney; Holy Trinity Episcopal Church vestry member Pat Rotonda; the Rev. Jerry Racioppi of Church of the Holy Spirit; and the Rev. Peter Jackson and the Rev. Miguel Hernandez, both of Holy Trinity.

WEST ORANGE, NJ — When St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Livingston closed its doors permanently, its popular thrift shop run by the Women’s Guild was relocated to Church of the Holy Spirit in Verona. Now known as the Heavenly Finds Thrift Shop, the shop selected Christine’s Kitchen, the weekly soup kitchen at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Orange, as its recipient of funding for programs that address food insecurities, as well as supports for children and youths.

The $5,000 donation was given to the Rev. Miguel Hernandez of Holy Trinity by the Rev. Jerry Racioppi of the Church of the Holy Spirit on March 14.