MORRISTOWN, NJ - Way before Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen opened its doors, restaurateur and owner Chris Cannon, had plans to give back to the community.
At the time when opening the historic Vail Mansion in Morristown was just a dream, Cannon met with the Soup Kitchen and made a vow that he wasn’t just opening a new restaurant, but that he wanted to be a part of the community and locally help those in need.
True to his word, Cannon hosted a sold-out fundraiser for the Soup Kitchen the week before JHB&K opened its doors, raising over $50,000 and donating 100% of the proceeds to help the Soup Kitchen. The Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center provides "nutritious meals in a warm, safe and caring environment, free of charge, no questions asked, to anyone who comes seeking nourishment".
JHB&K also participates in our “Kitchen to Kitchen” program, donating soup weekly and food for holiday meals.
“This is just the beginning of what we hope to do to support the community,” Cannon said.
The community is invited to the Annual Share the Bounty buffet dinner and silent auction where Cannon will be honored with the Community Leadership Award.
"The Soup Kitchen deeply appreciates Chris' support", said Marla Drury, Director of Development for the Soup Kitchen.
To attend "Share the Bounty", please visit http://www.cskmorristown.org/. Proceeds from the event go toward the many programs offered by the Community Soup Kitchen.