Elijah’s Promise doesn’t simply provide meals to hungry people — we use food as a tool for change. We fight to end hunger through promoting good food for all, providing education and job training for the food industry, and creating social enterprise food businesses that help build a better world.
About our work:
Since 1989, Elijah’s Promise has harnessed the power of food to break the cycle of poverty, alleviate hunger and change lives for the most vulnerable members of our community. We operate a community soup kitchen, culinary arts school, catering business, urban agriculture program and connect low-income individuals and families to housing, social, and health services. With the support of volunteers, donors and community partners, we annually serve more than 200,000 meals per year, train dozens of previously unskilled workers for careers in the food services industry, and provide critical assistance to those less fortunate.
About the Community Soup Kitchen at 18 Neilson Street, New Brunswick
With the help of countless committed volunteers, our Community Soup Kitchen at 18 Neilson St. in New Brunswick serves an average of 300 free meals every day to those in need. We serve meals Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM and weekends/holidays from noon to 1:30 PM.
Some of the guests are mothers with young children. Some are elderly. Some are unemployed, others are working and can’t make ends meet. They are male and female, young and old, White, Hispanic/Latino and African-American. Guests of the soup kitchen are served in an atmosphere of hospitality and dignity. We offer guests the opportunity to select from a varied menu featuring nutritious meals prepared from the freshest ingredients. No one leaves Elijah’s Promise hungry.