For over 25 years, Elijah’s Promise has fulfilled our mission with the help from people like you! The majority of our financial support comes from individual donors for our Community Kitchen and Culinary Programs. Financial donations are the best way to help fight hunger and change lives for all that we serve Greater New Brunswick.

All donations are tax deductible! If you have questions regarding donations, or need assistance with processing tax deductible receipts, please contact Michelle Wilson.


Program-Specific Donations

In addition to financial donations, you can also support our mission by donating specific items. Items requested by our program directors help strengthen their capacity to serve. Please review the following items and consider donating today:

Community Kitchen

We are always in need of large quantities (or bulk items) of the following:

  • Hygiene Products (examples include deodorant, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes & shampoo)
  • Pasta
  • Black, Pinto and Lentil Beans
  • Canola Oil & Olive Oil
  • Herbs & Spices
  • Cases of Water
  • Rice (25lb / 50lb bags)
  • Coffee / Hot Chocolate (Bulk)
  • Salad Dressing / Balsamic
  • Instant Oatmeal only & Box Cereal
  • Cleaning Supplies (Bleach) & Paper Towels
  • Paper products such as plates, bowls, cups and napkins
  • Grocery Store Gift Cards

Winter Donations

  • Men’s Gloves & Winter Accessories
  • Men’s Jackets
  • Men’s Boots – Sizes 9-12
  • Men’s T-Shirts & Boxers (New)
  • Thermal Underwear (New)
  • Men’s & Women’s Crew Socks (New)

Social Services

  • Monetary Donations
  • Blankets
  • Hygiene products
  • Coats
  • Bag lunches, snacks, bottled water
  • Clothes – Clean, gently used
  • Socks and underwear – New
  • Back packs

Promise Culinary School

  • Various professional grade stainless steel pots
  • Professional can openers
  • Balloon and straight whisk
  • Four sided meat mallet
  • Sauté panes in various sizes
  • Chef knives
  • Paring knives
  • Serrated knives
  • Rubber spatulas
  • Offset spatulas
  • Straight spatulas
  • Bimetallic or digital thermometers (it would be awesome if each student has one)
  • Metal measuring spoons
  • Metal measuring cups
  • Stainless steel measuring spoons
  • Plastic 4-cup measuring set for liquids
  • Micro planes
  • Commercial sifters
  • Tart pans
  • 8“ cake pans
  • Cake turn-tables
  • Silicon pads
  • Black markers (sharpies, so each student can have theirs)
  • Kitchen aid commercial mixers
  • Vitamix blender

Let’s Cook Program

  • Bowl scrapers
  • Bench knives (or also known as bench scrapers)
  • Chef knives
  • Rubber spatulas
  • Graters
  • Micro-planes
  • Peelers
  • Juicers
  • Serrated knives
  • Metal measuring spoons
  • Metal measuring cups

Promise Agriculture

  • 10’ x 10’ shed
  • Broad fork
  • Wheel barrows
  • Drill guns
  • Crow bars
  • Shovels
  • Hoes and pitch forks
  • Paving bricks
  • Wood palettes
  • Work gloves
  • Hose heads
  • Mulch
  • Manure

Information filed with the attorney general concerning this charitable solicitation and the percentage of contributions received by the charity during the last reporting period that were dedicated to the chariable purpose may be obtained from the attorney general of the State of New Jersey by calling 973-504-6218 and is available on the internet at Registration with the attorney general does not imply endorsement.

Donate Online
You can make a secure and safe donation online: Donate Now

Donate by Mail
Checks can be made out to “Elijah’s Promise” and mailed to our administrative building:

211 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Please include a note along with your check if the donation is in memory or honor or someone.


To learn more about our mission or ask questions on how to donate, please contact our Assistant Director email