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Jon Bon Jovi Opened Two Restaurants Where People in Need Can Eat for Free

 

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Many celebrities use their status and wealth to help others and make the world a better place, but Jon Bon Jovi takes generosity to the next level. Although he’s known for his music, Bon Jovi is also passionate about food and helping people in need. That’s why he opened his two community restaurants, JBJ Soul Kitchen, where anyone can eat for free.

Bon Jovi’s first restaurant was opened in the Red Bank area of New Jersey in October 2011, and the second opened its doors in 2016 near Toms River—an area that was significantly damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The singer’s food venture is one of many projects run by The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, a charity that aims to “break the cycle of hunger, poverty, and homelessness.”

So far, Bon Jovi and his restaurant team have served over 100,000 meals to both paying and in-need customers. There are no prices on the menu, but those who can afford a meal are encouraged to donate $20. For those who are struggling financially, they can eat for free and are also encouraged to volunteer at the restaurant by helping to serve meals and work in the kitchen. Since the restaurants opened, 54% of meals were paid for with donations and 46% were earned through volunteering.

Tables come at a first come, first served basis, but those who usually can’t afford the luxury of a warm meal are given priority. Each dish is lovingly prepared using produce grown in the restaurant’s own garden. Patrons can choose from a fantastic selection of mouth-watering cuisine, such as Orange Ginger Sesame Chicken, Soul Seasoned Cod Fillet over Pasta, and Roasted Vegetable Quinoa. Soul Kitchen says, “All are welcome at our table where locally-sourced ingredients, dignity, and respect are always on the menu.”

Find out more about this charitable restaurant chain on the JBJ Soul Kitchen website.

Jon Bon Jovi owns two community restaurants where people in need can eat for free.

 

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So far, Soul Kitchen has served over 100,000 meals to people in need.

 

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Each mouth-watering dish is lovingly prepared using locally sourced produce.

 

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