Only in New Jersey: A Diner Tour for the Food Banks


If there’s one thing that most of us who live here in New Jersey can agree upon, it’s that our diners rule. And they do – it’s just a fact.

So when I received an email regarding this event, I had to post about it right away. It’s such a great idea, and I can’t believe that no one thought of this before.

On the weekend of March 19-21, the Jersey band Kindred Souls will be doing a statewide tour to raise money for food banks in New Jersey. Their performance venues? A diner in each and every county in the state. So that’s 21 diners in 48 hours, and they will be doing a 20-minute acoustic set in each diner. I’m exhausted just thinking about that!

The best part is that they will be asking folks during their performances to donate $1 per table, with the money going to the NJ Federation of Food Banks. In addition, the band will ask the diner itself to donate $1 for every check. Their goal is to raise a minimum of $250 per diner. Every $250 buys about 1000 pounds of food for the food banks, so at the end of the weekend they will have (hopefully) bought a minimum of 21,000 pounds of food.

Please check their website and see if there’s diner near you where Kindred Souls will be stopping. According to the schedule, they will be playing the Ocean Breeze Diner in Waretown on Saturday the 20th at 10AM. The Ocean Breeze is about five minutes from our house, so there’s a good chance we will be making it out to support their cause. And if we do make it out, I will have to include some pork roll with my meal – just to make it even more Jersey.

– John

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2 thoughts on “Only in New Jersey: A Diner Tour for the Food Banks

  1. Great idea and a great cause! It has been a long time since I have had pork roll at a diner – sounds delish. Congrats on the Times article – so cool!

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