About Elijah’s Promise

The Elijah’s Promise Community Kitchen was started in August of 1989 and since its inception, the soup kitchen has grown from an organization of three paid staff and 100 volunteers serving 35,000 meals a year to a multi-service organization of 26 paid staff and over 3,000 volunteers serving over 170,000 meals annually between all of our meal service programs.

We are more than just a Soup Kitchen

Elijah’s Promise harness the power of food within our job training curriculum, community garden programming, social service assistance to individuals and families, community focused nutrition classessocial enterprise food businesses, and community food systems advocacy.

For decades, we have worked with our community and listened to their needs to build programming that address needs. Everyday we strive to do more to change lives through the power of food – that is our promise to the Greater New Brunswick community.

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Community Soup Kitchen Guests Sitting

Our Mission

Harness the Power of Food

Promise Culinary Grand Opening


Food Changes Lives

Elijah's Promise Event Raffle

Our Funders

We could not serve the community without them!

New Jersey Magazine in Kitchen


It takes a community to fight something as large as poverty and hunger

Elijah's Promise Table at Event


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We are grateful for all of the faithful leaders and community members serving Elijah’s Promise in diverse ways. Below you will find a current listing of our board of trustees and advisory board:

Board of Trustees (Officers):
Gabriel A. Lavigne, President
Tracey O’Reggio Clark, Vice-President
Steven Rampolla, Treasurer
Heather Cole-Lewis, Secretary

Board Members:
Mohammed Salyani
Jim Zullo
Ronald Struminger
Ed Rebenack
Amy Dees
Kevin McGowan
Erin Capone

Ed DeVeaux
Vincent Rifici
Nevin Kessler
Parminder Bansil
Claudio Mir
Carol Ash, MD
Dr. Richard McCormick

Michelle Wilson, Executive Director
Anthony Capece, Associate Director
Lydia Richardson, Chief Financial Officer