On Wednesday, January 25th, the JBJ Soul Kitchen partnered with the Monmouth County Department of Human Services and Pilgrim Baptist Church in Red Bank to sponsor a Community Resource Day: **Project Homeless Connect 2012**.
The State of Homelessness in America 2012 examines homelessness between 2009 and 2011, a period of economic downturn in the nation. The report shows that despite the bad economy, homelessness decreased by 1 percent during this period. The decrease was likely due to a significant investment of federal resources to prevent homelessness and quickly re-house people who did become homeless.
Little Silver, NJ – Red Bank Regional’s culinary arts students were delighted to share their skills and service for The Soul Kitchen, in Red Bank, this past holiday season. The students took a field trip from their usual high school culinary class to dice and chop under the direction of Executive Chef Zeet Peabody. The Soul Kitchen serves up home-style three course meals every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in this community kitchen. Many of RBR’s students are from the Red Bank area, where the Soul Kitchen is located.
We are blessed to have so many supporters from around the world supporting our work – from the young child who sends his allowance money to the large corporation practicing socially responsible neighboring – and we are profoundly grateful. Many times that support comes not just in the form of monetary contributions (although that is wonderful and much needed) but in the encouraging words we hear as we travel the country and get to meet and spend time with the individuals and families to whom we provide a hand up.