JBJ Soul Kitchen – Red Bank
In October 2011, the Foundation expanded by opening the JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, NJ to address issues of food insecurity. The community kitchen serves nutritious, farm to table dishes in a restaurant atmosphere, diners contribute either volunteer hours or a monetary donation for their meals. JBJ Soul Kitchen has provided thousands of hot, delicious meals and has consistently reached their goal of 50% of their diners being in-need.
The JBJ Soul Kitchen also runs the Employment and Empowerment Team (EET) Program which connects a team of volunteer coaches with qualified Kitchen volunteers. The volunteer coaches utilize their professional expertise to aid with resume writing, interview skills, job coaching, financial counseling, legal advice and job placement. The EET Program has assisted Kitchen volunteers with over 100 job offers with a 97% successful placement rate.
Please visit jbjsoulkitchen.org for more information and to find out how you can get involved.