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Former NJ Governor Launching Food Truck Staffed By Ex-Inmates

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The Second Helping truck will be owned by pizzeria Tony Boloney's.


Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey is teaming with a NJ pizzeria to launch the state's first-ever "inmate re-entry" food business. The Star-Ledger reports McGreevey's current employer, the Jersey City Employment & Training Program, will launch a food truck next spring called Second Helping. According to early plans, former inmates participating in the program will work on the truck for nine to 15 months to help boost their resumes. The truck itself will be owned by Tony Boloney's — a pizzeria with locations in Hoboken and Atlantic City — and plans are to offer sandwiches, salads, and side dishes when the truck hits the streets in April.

Food-based inmate rehabilitation businesses have oddly seen a resurgence of late: Earlier this week, the owners of Chicago's self-explanatory Felony Franks announced they would re-open in Oaks Park, Illinois, two years after they closed Felony's original Chicago location.