The History of Jon Bon Jovi's Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, New Jersey will inspire you

What is Soul Kitchen?

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It is a community restaurant without a price on its menu. The customers pay what they can afford; but if you are unable to pay, you may do volunteer work in exchange for your families meals.

The Inspiration, Revelation, and Motivation behind Soul Kitchen

The idea for the JBJ Soul Kitchen was inspired by a news story on NBC Nightly News. The story was about a restaurant called the SAME (So All May Eat) Café in Denver, Colorado. The SAME Café was a place where people in need of a hot meal could be served with dignity and respect, and volunteer as a form of payment. (read more...)

Via Kitchen Stories

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Jon Bon Jovi's non profit, JBJ Soul Foundation teamed with St. Anthony of Padua to open "Soul Kitchen" to offer meals to the the indigent. Ed Markiewicz, who runs the church's food pantry said that this has gotten a phenomenal response. 

Markiewicz has about 80 volunteers, and so far the restaurant has averaged about 75 people for the seven dinners held there. He says that it is more than just a place to grab a bite but "It's that type of experience where you'll sit down with different people at different stations in life and hopefully learn something."

Via Dustin Racioppi


"Plans by Jon Bon Jovi’s Soul Foundation to open a freestanding pay-what-you can community restaurant in Red Bank sailed to approval Monday night, when the borough’s planning board all but rolled out the red carpet for the high-profile rocker’s team of engineers, attorneys and architects.

The OK clears the way for the non-profit Soul Kitchen, the community-minded project led by the pop star’s wife, Dorothea, to break ground on renovations to the three-bay former repair shop near the western end of Monmouth Street." (read more...)

Via Dustin Racioppi

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Sweet Says ... I hope that a lot of people will be inspired as I have been with Bon Jovi's advocacy to feed the hungry. Sharing our blessings to the needy may seem simple, but doing it without anything in return or to pay it forward is nothing but noble. When I achieve one of my dreams, earning passive income, I will put up a Soul Kitchen inspired place here in the Philippines. 

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