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Jon Bon Jovi Honored with Lifetime Philanthropy Award


This past Saturday, April 25th, Jon Bon Jovi was honored for his lifetime accomplishments at the 36th Annual Common Wealth Awards ceremony in Wilmington, Delaware. The awards recognized individuals who have enriched modern culture through their professional and personal endeavors.

The 2015 Common Wealth Award recipients were:
Jon Bon Jovi, lead singer of Grammy Award-winning rock band and humanitarian, for Public Service;
Edward Norton, award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, producer and philanthropist, for Public Service;
Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, for Mass Communications.

The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, the Peoples Pantry (Inspire NJ), and Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation Join Forces to Form the B.E.A.T. Center


With initial philanthropic support from The David Tepper Charitable Foundation, The B.E.A.T. Center will provide assistance and support services aimed to end hunger in Ocean County; also house FoodBank satellite location, permanent home of The Peoples Pantry and second location of JBJ Soul Kitchen

TOMS RIVER, NJ (April 14, 2015) – The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (FoodBank), The Peoples Pantry (INSPIRE NJ), and Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation (JBJSF) announced today the formation of The B.E.A.T. Center (Bringing Everyone All Together), a community hub where families and individuals in need can access food, job training and other resources that aim to end the cyclical cause of hunger in Ocean County, N.J.

The B.E.A.T. Center


The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, the Peoples Pantry and Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation Join Forces to Form The B.E.A.T. Center.

Monmouth County’s 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. Breaks Ground on State’s Largest Safe House for Victims of Domestic Violence


Lt. Governor Guadagno Lauds Efforts to Keep NJ Families Safe
Major Funders Recognized for support of the Project

WALL, NJ – With hardhats and shovels, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. Executive Director Anna Diaz-White, elected officials and major donors ceremoniously broke ground on 180’s new safe house, the largest shelter for victims of domestic violence in the State of New Jersey. The event was hosted at the headquarters of New Jersey Natural Gas, one of the shelter’s major donors. In addition, other major donors, including the Verizon Foundation/HopeLine, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, and the Faith and James Knight Foundation, each contributed $100,000 toward the completion of the shelter.

JBJ Soul Kitchen Sponsors Spoon Full of Hope in Monmouth County


Union Beach community restaurant reopens, provides much-needed boost to town as it continues to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy

RED BANK, N.J. (FEBRUARY 24, 2015) – The JBJ Soul Kitchen Community Restaurant, a program of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Spoon Full of Hope, a non-profit community restaurant and outreach program of Gateway Church of Christ. The “JBJ Soul Kitchen Sponsors Spoon Full of Hope” pop-up location began serving meals in Union Beach at Union Hose Fire Co. #1 in January. Dinner is served on Wednesdays with seating at 5, 6, and 7 p.m.

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