The B.E.A.T. Center
On May 10, 2016, Fulfill (formerly The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties), Peoples Pantry (INSPIRE NJ) and Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation announced the opening of The B.E.A.T. Center (Bringing Everyone All Together) – a place where families and individuals can access food, job training and resources to help end the cyclical causes of hunger in Ocean County.
This “one-stop shop” serves as Fulfill’s satellite location that includes a food distribution center, production kitchen for at-risk children in after school programs, culinary skills training program and resources such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program also known as food stamps), healthcare and free tax preparation, as well as the permanent home of Peoples Pantry, a client-choice model food pantry and a second location of JBJ Soul Kitchen, a non-profit community restaurant where diners can pay for their meal by making a minimum donation of $20 or volunteering to work in the kitchen and restaurant.
The B.E.A.T. Center is open to the public. It is located at 1769 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ, and is accessible by public transportation. For more information, please visit www.thebeatcenter.org.
For more information and to find out how you can get involved at Soul Kitchen Toms River, visit jbjsoulkitchen.org
“Whether you need access to a food pantry, want to learn about health care benefits or social services, or even receive training through our culinary program, this is a place where everyone is welcome. It is in the true spirit of collaboration that we, the community benefit.”
– Jon Bon Jovi, Chairman of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation