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.READ MORE: Facility Issues Close Yet Another Philadelphia Rec Center Amid Rising Gun Violence Problem
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.READ MORE: Camden City School District Offering $1,000 For Parents To Drive Kids To School Due To Bus Driver Shortage
Bon Jovi says many area residents are still recovering from Sandy and don’t have enough nutritious food to eat.MORE NEWS: FDA Authorizes Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot For Americans Over 65, Those At High-Risk
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