Jon Bon Jovi, charities open an anti-hunger center in Toms River

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi and local charities are opening an anti-hunger center in a section of the New Jersey shore devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

The Jersey-born rocker and his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation are opening the B.E.A.T. Center, which stands for Bringing Everyone All Together, in Toms River.

The site is designed as a one-stop center to help people get food stamps, health care, meals for at-risk children and seniors, and job training.

It also will house a second JBJ Soul Kitchen restaurant, where diners pay a minimum $10 donation, or do volunteer work for their meals. A similar restaurant operates in Red Bank.

Bon Jovi says Ocean County suffered the worst damage from the October 2012 storm, but has not gotten a proportionate share of aid.

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