Operation BBQ Relief to Serve 1,000 Hot Meals to Needy Residents in Toms River

Operation Barbeque Relief will be in Toms River Saturday, November 5, to serve 1,000 hot meals to residents who need it.

The meals will be served at The Hope Center parking lot, 253 Chestnut Street, Toms River, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The event was coordinated through the Hope Center, a 501 © 3 non-profit organization initiated by the Clergy Association of Greater Toms River.  The Hope Center will be doing a winter coat drive.  Residents can pick up free coats, blankets, hats, scarves, gloves and diapers.

The food distribution will be performed drive-through style.  Please keep your windows closed and pop the trunk and we will deliver the food to the trunk or truck bed of your vehicle.

David Keith, Operation BBQ Relief Area Coordinator for New Jersey, and Mayor Maurice B. Hill during Operation BBQ Relief’s visit to Toms River in November, 2019.

David Keith, Area Coordinator for New Jersey, said, he always enjoys helping feed our community.  It is always amazing to see what that hot meal can do for someone and we are glad we can do our small part to help our neighbors.”

“Operation BBQ Relief has been providing hot meals to residents in need before and throughout the pandemic,” said Mayor Maurice B. Hill. “We are very thankful that they will be providing hot meals to the residents of Toms River again this year, particularly as we near the Thanksgiving holiday.”

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  1. In response to Operation Barbeque Relief’s plans to distribute hot meals to needy residents in Toms River on November 5, Operation Heartburn Relief announced on Wednesday its plans to distribute thousands of Pepcid tablets on November 5 to residents of Toms River who show symptoms of heartburn, or acid indigestion, as a result of eating the barbeque meals.
    Bernie Hartman, Operation Heartburn Relief area coordinator said, “It’s amazing to see what one Pepcid tablet can do to ease the symptoms of acid indigestion!”
    “As someone who has suffered from the severe aches of heartburn and indigestion all my life, I’m thrilled to be able to make a difference in the lives of so many heartburn victims,” he said.
    Hartman went on to say: “I would recommend that all New Jerseyans who typically get heartburn after consuming barbeque meals or acidic foods, take preventive measures by getting a heartburn vaccine 30 minutes prior to their barbeque food consumption.”
    “Heartburns are no different than the infamous virus,” he said. “Vaccination is the most important preventive measure you can take to protect yourself against both the virus and the nefarious heartburn ailment. However, if you forget to take the heartburn vaccine, or you consciously decide not to take the vaccine, we are here for you, and we’ve got all the Pepcid pills you’ll need to find much-needed relief.”
    Hartman warned that, “Masking-up won’t protect you from heartburn, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy a nice, hot, spicy barbeque meal. It just means you need to vaccinate yourself prior to eating any kind of heartburn-inducing meal, or you need to take the Pepcid pills afterward.”
    “Good luck and best of health from all of us at Operation Heartburn Relief,” Hartman added.

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