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The Problem:
Last year, thousands of new clients sought help from New Jersey’s food banks, pantries and soup kitchens, while at the same time donations declined by 20%.  Many of the newly hungry come from middle class families, hard hit by the recession and job losses.

Our Goal: 
Raise at least $5,250 in 48 hours for the NJ Federation of Food Banks.   That's enough money to buy 21,000 pounds of food. Charitable organizations throughout New Jersey will receive food supplies to help feed thousands of New Jersey children, seniors and adults.

How: 
Kindred Souls, a NJ-based rock band, will perform a 20 minute acoustic set at a diner in each of New Jersey’s 21 counties in a 48-hour period with the goal of raising at least $250 per diner.  CLICK HERE to see maps of of route for each day.

During the weekend, we are asking customers in each diner to donate a dollar per table while diner owners will be asked to donate a dollar per check.  All of the money collected will be donated to the Federation.  As an added motivation to contribute, we are including an offer to get free song downloads with every donation. 

NJ Federation of Food Banks:
Tthe New Jersey Federation of Food Banks, which distributed over 27 million pounds of food to more than 1,800 charitable programs serving people in need statewide last year, including the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Food Bank of South Jersey, FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Mercer Street Friends Food Bank, and NORWESCAP Food Bank are members of the federation.

 




FRIDAY, March 19

MERCER COUNTY
Princetonian Diner, 3509 Route 1, Princeton, NJ.................5:20 pm

MIDDLESEX COUNTY
Edison Diner, 101 U.S. 1 South, Edison, NJ.........................6:40 pm

SOMERSET COUNTY
Somerset Diner, 1045 Easton Avenue, Somerset, NJ.......... 7:40 pm

UNION COUNTY
Westfield Diner, 309 North Ave., East Westfield, NJ............ 9:00 pm

ESSEX COUNTY
Ritz Diner, 72 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston, NJ........... 10:00 pm

MORRIS COUNTY
Brookside Diner, 699 New Jersey 10, Whippany, NJ..........11:00 pm

SATURDAY, March 20

MONMOUTH COUNTY
Red Oak Diner, 2973 Rt. 35N, Hazlet, NJ .............................8:30 am

OCEAN COUNTY
Ocean Breeze Diner, 526 Route 9, Waretown, NJ............. 10:00 am

ATLANTIC COUNTY
Diamond Diner, 6711 W.Washington, Egg Harbor, NJ........11:30 am

CAPE MAY COUNTY
Dino's Seaville Diner, 33 Route 50, Ocean View, NJ...........1:00 pm

CUMBERLAND COUNTY
Delsea Diner, 1701 N. 2nd Street, Millville, NJ.................... 2:30 pm

SALEM COUNTY
Elmer Diner, 4915 Hardin Hwy, Elmer, NJ............................3:30 pm

GLOUCESTER COUNTY
Five Points Diner, 1819 Huffville Rd., Deptford, NJ..............4:30 pm

CAMDEN COUNTY
Philly Diner, 31 S BlackHorse Pike, Runnemede, NJ.......... 6:30 pm

BURLINGTON COUNTY
Mastoris Diner, 144 Route 130, Bordentown, NJ, 7:30 pm

 

SUNDAY, March 21

HUNTERDON COUNTY
Readington Diner
452 Rt. 22 West, Whitehouse Station, NJ
9 am

WARREN COUNTY
Belvidere Diner
475 US 46, Belvidere, NJ, 10:30 am

SUSSEX COUNTY
Andover Diner
193 Main St., Andover, NJ,11:45 am

PASSAIC COUNTY
Park West Diner
1400 US 46, Little Falls, NJ,1:30 pm

BERGEN COUNTY
Saddle Brook Diner
30 Market Street, Saddle Brook, NJ, 2:30 pm

HUDSON COUNTY
Brownstone Diner & Pancake Factory
426 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
6:00 pm

Who Are Kindred Souls?

New Jersey based rock band Kindred Souls is an original rock band flavored with blues, funk, jazz, and R&B. The founding members of Kindred Souls, lead vocalist and songwriter Jeff Rafferty and keyboardist Lon Bachrach have been partners for eighteen years. The band features bassist Stan Quincy Adams, guitarist Ted Heman, and drummer Paul Lavenhar.

Kindred Souls was inspired to do the diner tour after a great experience working with the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The band's CD release party for its new EP "Social Ninja" was also a "peanut butter and jelly party" to raise money for the Food Bank.

We were surprised to find out that buying power of the Food Bank enabled it buy about 1,000 pounds of food for $250. We decided we wanted to raise enough money to buy 21,000 pounds of food - 1,000 pounds for every New Jersey county.

Our song "Whatchagonnado" asks, "Whatchagonnado
when you realize it's up to you?" So please join us by seeing us when we perform at the 21 diners and donating to the cause. Your dollar makes a difference.

As a thank you, please download and enjoy "Whatchagonnado."

 

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