Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea are launching a food bank to help combat hunger near their East Hampton home.
Earlier this week, the Rock Hall of Fame inductee announced that his foundation, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, formed the JBJ Soul Kitchen Food Bank, which will feed struggling East End families during the pandemic.
“The pandemic has strained food distribution networks around the country, and after hearing from organizations on the ground about its local impact, the need for a food bank on the East End became clear to us,” Bon Jovi said.
The JBJ Soul Kitchen Food Bank is different from other food banks. It serves as a charitable entity that solicits, receives, stores and distributes large quantities of purchased or donated food and grocery products to the community through food pantries.
Dorothea says they were inspired by local news reports about the lack of food in supermarkets. They hope to provide food for up to 5,000 people a month.