One Dinner …


… feeds one hundred less fortunate. 

Feed JC and the Jersey City Parks Coalition is hosting the “Dinner in the Park” series through Nov. 14 – a string of monthly dinners at a park in each of the city’s six wards.

The series, which costs $45 per event,  continues this Saturday, Aug. 29 in Ward C, at Pershing Field at 201 Central Avenue in The Heights, from 5 to 9 p.m.

All proceeds from the dinners will go to the Feed JC feed the homeless initiative and the JC Parks Coalition to help beautify the city’s parks.

Each dinner will be served and prepared by students in Feed JC’s Leadership and Hospitality training program. The dinner will tell the “culinary history” of a family in the ward including their recipes and the stories behind them.


FeedJC was an idea that was conceived over breakfast between chefs David Trotta and Alexandra Sartoga. The initiative was simple, help to feed the homeless.

Ideas and dates were thrown around, and what originally was a plan to feed 40 of Jersey City’s citizens evolved into feeding over 150 people, an Ebook, clothing drive, care packages, and a street team initiative.

The mission of the Jersey City Parks Coalition is to empower residents to develop, renovate, use and maintain their community parks and public spaces of Jersey City; thereby revitalizing neighborhoods and lifting communal and human spirits.

The Coalition aspires to build a great city-wide organization that sets the standard for, and spreads the principles of, democracy through community empowerment and the principles of world-class park management for the betterment of all residents.

The Coalition is committed to sustaining this operating model to provide a legacy for future generations of Jersey City residents and all users of park and public space.

The Jersey City Parks Coalition is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 2005 that assists in the development and maintenance of Jersey City’s parks and public spaces. All residents are welcome to join any of the member organizations working on parks and public spaces near you.

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