The JBJ Soul Foundation

Soul Kitchen

Community Restaurant

  • 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…”.

  • Thank You for Your Support January 7, 2014

    Thank You for Your Support

    As we start the new year, we want to thank everyone for making 2013 such a success at the JBJ Soul Kitchen. Our work would not be possible without your support.

  • Happy Are The Hands That Feed: Bubbles December 4, 2013

    Happy Are The Hands That Feed: Bubbles

    I spent a huge part of my life wondering ‘what’s wrong with me?’ Sometimes we are our own worst enemy or sometimes fate deals us a bad hand. I have learned the hard way that it is how we deal with those situations that shows us who we really are and what we are made of. The short version of a very long story is that the road that brought me to the Soul Kitchen started when I was very young and grew up being bullied, beat up and told I was worthless by the very people who I should have trusted—family, spouse, friends.

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”