Growing Food & Culture Businesses
Growing Food & Culture Businesses

Elijah's Promise is excited to partner with Rising Tide Capital to offer their Community Business Academy (CBA) to Promise Culinary School students and New Brunswick residents. As part of the Mercado Esperanza project funded through the Kresge Foundation and OFBINJ offered in partnership with...

April Kicks Off Hub City Sounds!
April Kicks Off Hub City Sounds!

Elijah's Promise is thrilled to partner for another amazing year with Hub City Sounds! This Annual Festival showcases local, nationally and internationally renowned performing artists and supports the local music scene featuring genres from funk, punk and Latin to jazz and much more. This year...

Students Learn Life Skills From Wegmans’ Pros
Students Learn Life Skills From Wegmans’ Pros

Promise Culinary School students recently traded their white aprons for street clothes and turned their focus from food to life skills, as they began the process of launching their professional careers with the help of a leadership team from Wegmans, one of the region’s most respected...

‘Cookie Day’ is a Sweet Success!
‘Cookie Day’ is a Sweet Success!

‘Cookie Day’ is one of the instructional highlights at Promise Culinary School. Not only can students show off their new skills, but they also are able to enjoy the sweets of their labor when the day is over. Every hands-on cooking class begins with a formal lesson about the foods they’ll be...

Fragrant Fruits in the PCS Kitchen
Fragrant Fruits in the PCS Kitchen

Walk into the busy Promise Culinary School kitchen on any given class day and you’re likely to be overwhelmed by the delightful aromas emanating from the students’ current project. That was the case recently when Jennifer and her classmates were grilling fruits that they had first brushed with a...

Meet Jennifer, Promise Culinary Student
Meet Jennifer, Promise Culinary Student

Arriving in Mercer County as a survivor of domestic violence with two small children to support, Jennifer would hardly have been expected to volunteer her time to help others.  But that’s what she was doing a few months ago at an organization that helps the homeless when her food preparation...

Kitchen Repair Fund for Equipment Repairs
Kitchen Repair Fund for Equipment Repairs

Our mission is to use “Food to Change Lives” and provide guests with quality meals 365 days a year. Last January we served 12,749 meals.  Today we are asking you to help us to continue to make this possible by donating to our “Kitchen Repair Fund.” Kitchen Equipment Needs...

“Let’s Cook” Brings Families and Friends Together
“Let’s Cook” Brings Families and Friends Together

Eight-year-old Jaden had so much fun washing cookware that he soaked his shirt with the power spray. Meanwhile, his big brother Israel was so confident slicing vegetables that he was soon teaching his mother. At another prep station, teens Sharif, 16, and Sarah, 14, vied over who could roll out...

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MLK Day of Service at Elijah’s Promise

To commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy of fighting for racial and economic justice and building power through community, Elijah’s Promise and the New Brunswick Community Food Alliance partnered to host a day of service for families and students at 211 Livingston Ave. Participants made...

Elijah’s Promise Names New Executive Director
Elijah’s Promise Names New Executive Director

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Michelle Wilson, who began her career at Elijah’s Promise in 2006 as its development and community relations director, has been named to lead the non-profit food sustainability and social service agency as its third Executive Director, announced Marylynn Matacera, President...

Mercado Esperanza | A Kresge FreshLo Project
Mercado Esperanza | A Kresge FreshLo Project

The Mercado Esperanza will be a vibrant, community market celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit, cultural heritage and artistic soul of New Brunswick’s diverse population and the Esperanza Neighborhood. In the area of New Brunswick that is adjacent to the French Street commercial corridor, this...

Community Kitchen Guest Turns Philadelphia Congresswoman
Community Kitchen Guest Turns Philadelphia Congresswoman

Donna Bullock believes in Elijah’s Promise. Now a Pennsylvania State Representative of Philadelphia’s 195th District, Donna grew up in New Brunswick and frequented our Community Soup Kitchen with her mother and grandmother. It was at our community soup kitchen that Donna found a place of comfort...