The JBJ Soul Foundation

Soul Kitchen

Community Restaurant

  • November 14, 2014

    Letter from an EET Program Participant

    I want to thank you and update you on my progress since we last met at JBJ Soul Kitchen and exchanged emails two years ago today.

  • September 23, 2014

    Soul Kitchen Welcomes Guest Chef George Hirsch

    JBJ Soul Kitchen welcomed a special guest, Chef George Hirsch, during our lunch service on Sunday, September 21st. Chef George, star of PBS’s George Hirsch Lifestyle, is a Member of the American Academy of Chefs, as well as a TV host, producer and cookbook author. He has won numerous awards and honors including the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Culinary Federation, along with international recognition for his efforts in eradicating childhood hunger.

  • Happy Are The Hands That Feed: Marylou April 6, 2014

    Happy Are The Hands That Feed: Marylou

    As Community Coordinator for the JBJ Soul Kitchen I am asked the question frequently – What is Soul Kitchen All About? My answer is that it is about the “experience”…

  • JBJ Soul Kitchen Volunteer Party 2014 March 18, 2014

    JBJ Soul Kitchen Volunteer Party 2014

    On Monday, March 10th the Soul Kitchen held a Volunteer Appreciation party at Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ.

  • Happy Are The Hands That Feed: Laura January 14, 2014

    Happy Are The Hands That Feed: Laura

    In November 2013, I came to Red Bank for a job interview that didn’t work out as I’d hoped. I was staying in a motel and spending far more each week than I anticipated. I had done my research and knew that there were marketing and technical writing jobs in NJ, but felt that I had to live locally to be considered for interviews. I also knew I should pick a city and try to make it work, instead of moving around the country as I had been doing. In desperation, I sent an email to Soul Kitchen that began, “I know you’re just a restaurant…”.

April 17, 2014

From Our Community

  • “As a foreclosure survivor, thank you for the courtesies and dignity you give to your guests.”
  • “Great idea, Great food”
  • “My husband is unemployed and not well, I am on dialysis, so this was such a pleasure.”
  • “Having lost my job a over a year ago, I appreciate a place to enjoy great food and nice people being on a very limited budget right now. Hope to see more Soul Kitchens in the NJ and NYC area in the future.”
  • “This was a wonderful experience. Very humbling and I am blessed to have this opportunity”