Little Sisters of the Poor is a Roman Catholic religious order for women. The organization was founded by Jeanne Jugan in 1839. It serves seniors in more than 30 countries throughout the world. The organization s begging van goes daily to the markets and places of business seeking food and commodities to offset operating expenses. They also appear in Catholic parishes as a way to build friendships and support for day-to-day expenses. The organization operates independent living apartments and day centers. It provides a range of recreational and social activities to its residents that help them by delaying mental and physical decline. Little Sisters of the Poor is located in Totowa, N.J.