TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi and local charities have opened a hunger center to help people in need in a New Jersey shore town that was devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

The Jersey-born rocker and his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation held a grand opening Tuesday for the B.E.A.T. Center, which stands for Bringing Everyone All Together. The center in Toms River is designed as a one-stop facility to help people get food stamps, health care and culinary-related job training. It also provides meals for at-risk children and seniors.

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The center will house a second JBJ Soul Kitchen community restaurant, where diners pay a minimum $10 donation or do volunteer work for their meals.

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Bon Jovi says many area residents are still recovering from Sandy and don’t have enough nutritious food to eat.

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