Dorothea Bongiovi is the visionary behind the JBJ Soul Kitchen, a community restaurant that empowers individuals by providing volunteer opportunities in exchange for a dining certificate for themselves and their family, as well as job training.
With the motto, "All are welcome at our table," the JBJ Soul Kitchen embraces customers and volunteers from all over the world to sit together and contribute towards one common goal: spreading hope through humanity. Since its inception in 2011, over 50,000 meals have been served and 7,500+ volunteer hours have been provided.
Through the established Employment & Empowerment team, the JBJ Soul Kitchen provides volunteer and career opportunity, resume building, legal advice, partnership with healthcare, and networking with other businesses. With great wisdom, moral strength, and determination, Dorothea brings people together to offer a hand up to those who need it most.