Media Alert: 5th Annual JBJ Soul Kitchen Chili Cook-Off Bringing First Responders, Community Together

Who: JBJ Soul Kitchen Toms River

What: The 5th Annual JBJ Soul Kitchen Chili Cook-Off will bring first responders and community members together for a day of great food, family activities and fun. With a $20 donation, members of the community will have the opportunity to taste and vote for their favorite chili prepared by local police, EMS and fire departments, as well as sample a selection of hors d’oeuvres made by JBJ Soul Kitchen’s very own Chef Rob Wood. First, second and third place winners will be announced at the event. Donations will be shared with the department with the best chili and the JBJ Soul Kitchen to help those who struggle with food insecurity.

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Additionally, hand-crafted ceramic bowls from our recent Every Bowl Feeds a Soul event will be available for a $20 Pay It Forward donation.

Why: To support, honor and thank first responders for their service to the community.

When: Saturday, October 5, 1:00 – 4:00 PM (Rain or Shine)

Where: JBJ Soul Kitchen Toms River, 1769 Hooper Avenue Toms River, NJ 08753

Photo Opportunities: JBJ Soul Kitchen volunteers and chefs, members of the Toms River police, EMS and fire departments and local community

About JBJ Soul Kitchen: The JBJ Soul Kitchen seeks to provide healthy, locally grown food in a restaurant setting to an in-need and paying customer to address issues of food insecurity. We empower individuals by providing resources and volunteer opportunities. We encourage our paying customers to affect change in their community by paying it forward to cover the cost of in-need customers. We promise to treat all our customers with dignity and respect while uniting communities and forming healthy and lasting relationships through food.

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