JBJ Soul Kitchen

JBJ Soul Kitchen NJCU logo on white background

JBJ Soul Kitchen - New Jersey City University is now open!

Hours of Operation:
The restaurant is open Monday-Friday from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
Gilligan Student Union Building, 2nd Floor
Walk in any time during our open hours.

JBJ Soul Kitchen New Jersey City University is a non-profit Community Restaurant that serves healthy and delicious three-course meals to guests across the campus community, regardless of your ability to pay.

Volunteering Can Help Cover the Cost of a Meal

NJCU students, faculty, or staff experiencing food insecurity may volunteer their time by participating in various activities around the restaurant or other campus locations to help cover the cost of their meal.

At JBJ Soul Kitchen NJCU, All Are Welcome. We believe in dining with dignity, where all are treated with cheerfulness, kindness, and respect, whether you are hungry, or hunger to make a difference in your community. 

If you would like to volunteer, please click here


Pay it Forward for as Little as $12


We encourage our customers to effect change by making a suggested donation of $12 or using a Gothic Knights Flex Plan swipe to enjoy a three-course meal. We offer a Pay It Forward Program, where each additional $12 donation provides meals to those who are unable to donate.

When you Pay it Forward, you help your community members with food insecurity experience a fine dining experience. 

You can also donate using our online form.


Contact Us

If you have questions for us, please get in touch.
General Questions Emailjbjsknjcu@jbjsoulkitchen.org

Be sure to follow us on Instagram to see weekly menus and find out what we're up to!



About JBJ Soul Kitchen Community Restaurant

JBJ Soul Kitchen Community Restaurant is a program of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation with several locations in the state. 

Learn more about JBJ Soul Kitchen's mission and locations

JBJ Soul Kitchen Community Restaurant In the News

Asbury Park Press (February 9, 2023)

Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen community restaurant coming to NJCU campus in Jersey City

A Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen is coming to Jersey City. A fourth location of the rocker's nonprofit community restaurants will set up shop on the second floor of the Gilligan Student Union Building on the campus of New Jersey City University starting Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023. The hours in Jersey City will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Other Soul Kitchens are located in Red Bank, Toms River, and inside the inside the Paul Robeson Campus Center on the campus of the Rutgers University-Newark.
Story by Chris Jordan

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the JBJ Soul Kitchen NJCU Community Restaurant?

The JBJ Soul Kitchen is a non-profit restaurant that serves an in-need and paying customer. It was opened on the NJCU campus to address the issue of student food insecurity.

How do I pay for my meal?

You may pay with your Gothic Card Flex Plan, cash, or debit/credit cards.

What if I am unable to donate for my meal?

If NJCU students, faculty, or staff are unable to pay the minimum donation, speak with our staff about volunteer opportunities. We need your help to make the restaurant run. Dining at the JBJ Soul Kitchen is a great way to stretch your budget.

What are some of the ways I could volunteer?

We need help setting and clearing tables, folding napkins, and cleaning up around the restaurant. Students may also volunteer around the campus. There are many opportunities to help! If you would like to volunteer, please click here

How do I Pay it Forward?

You may Pay it Forward by giving a donation of $12 or more or donating Gothic Card Flex Plan swipes.