You may know them as two of New Jersey’s best-known food professionals, but Joe Leone Introna, owner of Joe Leone’s Italian Specialties, and Marilyn Schlossbach, executive chef and owner of the Marilyn Schlossbach Group, are sleeping on the boardwalk in Asbury Park to raise awareness and funds for homeless teens in need. Their $50,000 goal will help fund the new Covenant House/Interfaith Neighbors Rights of Passage program currently being built at 522 Prospect Avenue in Asbury Park. According to Covenant House, over 750 youth came to the organization searching for shelter last year in New Jersey.
“I drove around Asbury, Bradley Beach, Neptune, Keyport, and Keansburg with the Covenant House’s recovery intake van to see and interact with teens who are living under boardwalks and bridges, who are lost, hungry, and scared,” said Introna. “To think that I have two children of my own—the same ages as these kids—and the thought of them living on the streets with nowhere to go is truly frightening. We need a house here at the Jersey Shore and that is why I am doing this.”
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