Jersey Diners and Rock Band Team Up to Help Food Banks

New Jersey Diner Tour

“Diners donate dollars” tour hits 21 NJ counties in 48 hours, March 19-21, 2010

New Jersey is known for its great diners and its great bands, like Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi.  Unfortunately, today it’s also known for being hard hit by job losses and the recession, resulting in thousands of newly hungry children, seniors and adults.

kindred souls bandJersey-based band, Kindred Souls came up with an idea to help.  What if they performed at a diner in each of NJ’s 21 counties and got the diner owners and patrons to donate to the NJ Federation of Food Banks?  And what if they hit all 21 diners in just 48 hours?  That idea is now the Diners Donate Dollars Tour, slated for Friday, March 19 through Sunday, March 21.

The tour kicks off in Princeton on Friday and ends in Jersey City on Sunday.  The band and the 21 generous diner owners hope to raise enough money for the Federation to distribute 21,000 pounds of food.

“It’s going to be a wild weekend for us as we race around performing in diners throughout the state,” says keyboardist Len Bachrach.  “We hope that the community will come out and support this effort and remember that their diners went the extra mile for those less fortunate.”

More information about the Diners Donate Dollars tour, including the full tour schedule, can be found at