Singer Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea are opening a food bank in Long Island amid an outbreak of the needy due to a coronavirus pandemic.
The Bon Jovi Charitable Foundation says it has been distributing food since Monday to help charities tackle food insecurity over the summer.
“The pandemic has damaged the food distribution system across the country. After we heard from organizations how this problem affects the local population, the idea of creating a food bank became obvious to us, “said the singer.
The food bank is located in one of the clubs in East Hepton and plans to provide food for five thousand people a month. Food and basic necessities will be distributed through the city’s existing so-called food pantries. The bank will also prepare meals for the homeless and will also provide those who wish to use the kitchen to prepare their own meals.
Bon Jovi has been dealing with the problem of malnutrition for almost ten years. In 2011, he opened the Soul Kitchen charity restaurant, which operates on the principle of “pay as much as you can.” Prices are not indicated in the menu, customers leave the amount they deem necessary. If it is not possible to pay, the visitor can do some work in the restaurant.