JBJ Soul Kitchen

Community dining with dignity.

All are welcome at our table where locally-sourced ingredients, dignity and respect are always on the menu.

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JBJ Soul Kitchen in Toms River will be CLOSED to the public on Thursday, September 8th due to a Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce event being held in The B.E.A.T. Center parking lot.  Boxed meals will be prepared and ready for those in need that evening.

meals served

40%

earned meals
volunteering

60%

paid with
donations

On Today's Menu

Enjoy our farm and garden fresh gazpacho throughout the summer

Kitchen Stories

Guest Chef

Mario Batali

Volunteer

Linda

Patron

Krista

Our Manifesto

All are welcome at our table.

All are welcome at our table.

At the JBJ Soul Kitchen, a place is ready for you if you are hungry, or if you hunger to make a difference in your community. For we believe that a healthy meal can feed the soul.

Where there is love, there is plenty.

Where there is love, there is plenty.

As you will see, our menu has no prices. You select what you like and make the minimum donation. If you can afford to donate more you are helping to feed your neighbor. If you are unable to donate, an hour of volunteering pays for your meal.

Happy are the hands that feed.

Happy are the hands that feed.

Those who volunteer are guided by Soul Kitchen staff through their tasks. Volunteering at Soul Kitchen can lead to qualifying for job training.

Good company whets the appetite.

Good company whets the appetite.

At Soul Kitchen, neighbors from across the street or across town, new friends, families, those in need of help and those with help to offer, come together and share a good meal and the warmth of good company.

Friendship is our daily special.

Friendship is our daily special.

Introduce yourself to the person seated beside you or across the table. Stay awhile and stay informed of all the ways Soul Kitchen is dedicated to eliminating hunger, building relationships, and celebrating community.

End the meal with a slice of happiness.

End the meal with a slice of happiness.

At Soul Kitchen the main ingredient is Love, with a large helping of you. Our chefs prepare our healthy, delicious meals with the freshest ingredients, some grown in our own organic garden. At the JBJ Soul Kitchen all are treated with cheerfulness, kindness, and respect.

How It Works

The Basics

  • What is the JBJ Soul Kitchen?

    JBJ Soul Kitchen is a non-profit Community Restaurant, run by the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, that serves paying and in-need customers.

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  • What is a Community Restaurant?

    A Community Restaurant is a place where individuals or families can come to eat a delicious farm-to-table meal in a warm, welcoming setting and meet our neighbors.

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Get A Seat

  • Where are you located?

    We have two locations in New Jersey. You can find us in Red Bank at 207 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701 or in Tom's River at 1769 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 08753.

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  • Do I need reservations?

    Reservations are not needed at JBJ Soul Kitchen. We welcome everyone at our table and will seat guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Our in-need diners are given first priority.

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  • What kind of food is served?

    JBJ Soul Kitchen serves a 3-course meal based on American Regional cuisine, starting with your choice of salad or soup, followed by a choice of entrée such as fish, meat or a vegetarian selection. The meal is finished with a freshly made dessert. Many of the dishes are made with fresh, organic ingredients from our garden or the JBJ Soul Kitchen Farm.

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Settle The Tab

  • Do I pay for my meal?

    Times are tough and we understand. If you are unable to pay for your meal, you can volunteer at JBJ Soul Kitchen as your payment. One hour of volunteer time earns a dining certificate that feeds the volunteer and up to 4 family members.

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  • How do I volunteer as payment?

    For those that need to volunteer in order to provide a meal for themselves and/or their families, JBJ Soul Kitchen will always have an opportunity open for you. Please come to the restaurant during our hours of operation or email us at info@jbjsoulkitchen.org

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  • How can I make a difference?

    We encourage our paying customers to effect change by donating $20 which covers the cost of your meal and beverages and helps defray the cost of meals for our in-need volunteers.

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Give Back

  • How can I volunteer?

    If you would like to volunteer to help our staff in providing meals to those in need, an hour of orientation is necessary. Please click here to fill out our volunteer form.

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  • How else can I support JBJ Soul Kitchen?

    If you are unable to visit the restaurant we welcome your tax-deductible donation to support us in our unique mission to provide healthy, organic and locally-grown food to our neighbors in need. Make a tax-deductible donation here.

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Our Locations

Red Bank

Address

207 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Hours

Closed Monday and Tuesday
Weds, Thurs, Fri & Sat 5–7pm
Sunday Brunch 11:30am–2pm

Contact

Volunteer Here

Toms River

Address

1769 Hooper Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08753

Hours

Closed Monday and Tuesday
Weds, Thurs, Fri & Sat 5–7pm
Sunday Brunch 11:30am–2pm

Contact

Volunteer Here

Guest Chefs in Our Kitchen

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Diane Henderiks

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Todd English

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Mario Batali

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Tom Colicchio

Our Partners

Interested in becoming a partner?
Contact us.

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