Ocean County Hunger Relief has been spending thousands of dollars to provide furniture, household items, toiletries and food to more than 40 homeless people, according to Carol Latif, Executive Director of the Toms River non-profit agency.

Latif said many of those the agency has been helping were from the former Tent City camp in Lakewood that was recently closed by Township officials. "We're continually dealing on a daily basis with people bringing us people, and we're hooking them into our Homeless Director whose working with the Former Atlantic City Rescue Mission Director, and we're putting them into other shelters or giving them the options that they have and working with them in every way to help them have a better life than they currently had,"
she said.

Volunteers have put together a benefit concert for Sunday, July 20th to help OCHR recoup some of the money it has spent helping the homeless. "Our goal is to raise $5,000," Latif said, noting 100 percent of the proceeds raised from the $10 ticket donations will go directly to the agency.

"We'll be talking a little bit about who we are and what we do. You'll be able to meet us and also come out and hopefully have a good laugh and a good time," Latif said.

The concert will feature an Elvis impersonator and bands playing music from the 50's through the 80's. It's being held in Toms river, at the Carefree Club House in Holiday City, 98 Bananier Drive, at 1 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at Carefree Club House or at Ocean County Hunger Relief, 21 Germania Station Road, Toms River, or by calling 732-505-4357.