TOMS RIVER – The JBJ Soul Kitchen and the Murphy Family Foundation provided meals for federal workers and their families who were impacted by the government shutdown.
The Soul Kitchen answers the problem of food insecurity that comes in many forms, founder Dorothea Bongiovi said. They held one lunch on Jan. 22 in their Red Bank location, and one on Jan. 23 in their Toms River location on Hooper Avenue.
Tammy Murphy, the wife of the governor, contacted Bongiovi and made a donation from their foundation in order
“In line with our mission, Federal workers are encouraged to join us for a delicious meal and to learn about additional support and resources available in our community,” a Facebook statement from JBJ Soul Kitchen read.
The word went out that any federal worker impacted can come eat for free.
The restaurant serves both paying and in-need customers. It will be open regular business hours today from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It’s located at 1769 Hooper Ave.
For more information, visit jbjsoulkitchen.org.