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: Dre's Homemade Water Ice And Ice Cream Now Sets Up Spot At Spruce Harbor Park
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: Man Killed, Woman Injured In Double Shooting In Olney, Police Say
Bon Jovi says many area residents are still recovering from Sandy and don’t have enough nutritious food to eat.MORE NEWS: 30 Years Later, Search For Joy Hibbs' Killer Continues With New Reward Posted For Information
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