Chef Lou's Army Secures Additional $250,000+ For FREE Meal Distribution


Our coalition of restaurants in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, N.J., Chef Lou’s Army has officially secured a supplement to our original $600,000 Sustain & Serve NJ grant via the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA).

Per Sustain & Serve NJ, “Grantees have purchased nearly 2.5 million meals from more than 400 participating restaurants across nearly 150 municipalities in all 21 counties.”

Thanks to this grant, Chef Lou’s Army and its “Army of Partners” are now purchasing, preparing and distributing over 2,000 meals per week at seven (7) different easy-access locations through Toms River, Asbury Park, Lakewood, Oceangate, Bayville and Point Pleasant, N.J. This impressive, inspiring meals per week volume will continue through May 2023, equating to over 70,000 FREE, hot, ready-to-eat meals distributed to homeless, seniors, veterans, kids and their families in need experiencing hard times.

Our mission started in 2020 as the Covid Pandemic casted a shadow on many lives, our army was determined to provide a light during a dark time. To this day we are still determined to provide this light for our neighbors with our meals and services!

If you are interested in helping Chef Lou’s Army feed our community, our friends and neighbors in Ocean and Monmouth County, please contact us today. Our website is open 24x7x365 for donations and more.