An organization is only as good as it’s most valuable resource – people.  Soup Kitchen 411 is no exception; the heart and soul of our organization is our team and every member of the team is dedicated to the proposition that hunger is a solvable issue here in America.  We come from different backgrounds and with different skill sets but we all share a passion for what we do here.

Kenneth DeRoberts

Ken DeRoberts

Chairman & Co-Founder of SoupKitchen411, Inc., Ken brings a successful record of achievement as both a senior-level government manager and investment banker. His efforts led the City of Summit, NJ to become the first municipality in the country to achieve Triple-A bond ratings from the top three credit rating agencies. Utilizing strategic planning practices, he is an expert in restructuring government operations that lead to doing more, while costing less.

Mr. DeRoberts is a partner in W2E International, Inc., which specializes in converting carbon-based waste into clean energy; their projects are built by Lockheed Martin.

Over the past seven years, he has guest lectured on redevelopment each semester at the Schack Institute – NYU’s graduate school for real estate.

"We do this because we care about people. Our hope is that others will join us and become part of the effort."