Although Jon Bon Jovi created a reputation for himself through his music career, the 57-year-old singer-songwriter wears several hats. Aside from his interest within the arts, he’s a dedicated presenter who believes in giving back to the community in whichever method he can. Whereas most celebrities of his stature limit their charitable work to picture Ops and high-profile promotions, the ‘It’s My Life’ singer goes higher than and beyond to assist those in need. Alongside his wife Dorothea Hurley, the singer has opened 2 community restaurants in the hopes of tackling problems with food insecurity whereas permitting those with limited resources to get pleasure from a free meal with no judgment.


Soul kitchen is the name of the non-profit organization managed by the JBJ Foundation, an establishment that’s led by the artist and holds his initials. At Soul kitchen, plates don’t have costs, and paying the bill is simply optional. People who will do therefore are asked to create a $20 donation, and people who aren’t able to, even those that are homeless, are welcome into the restaurant to eat and volunteer later within the kitchen.

 

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The couple initial opened the JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, New Jersey, in 2011 with the aim of feeding and empowering those in need. The establishment has no costs on its menu and instead diners will create a steered donation of $20. Even those that are unable to form the donation ar welcome with open arms to get pleasure from a delicious farm-to-table meal. The community edifice additionally offers customers a “Pay It Forward Program wherever every further $20 donation provides meals for those that are unable to donate.”

As per the foundation’s web site, the JBJ Soul Kitchens have served a complete of 105,893 meal up to now, of that only fifty-four were purchased with donations. However, the singer ensures that those that walk through the restaurant’s doors are served food of the utmost quality. “JBJ Soul kitchen serves a 3-course meal based on American Regional cooking, starting with the choice of soup or salad. Every guest additionally has the selection of an entrée like a fish, meat, or vegetarian choice. The meal is finished with a freshly made dessert. Our chefs prepare many of the dishes with natural, locally sourced ingredients from our garden or the JBJ Soul kitchen Farm,” reveals the web site.

The JBJ Soul kitchen is simply one aspect of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation’s offer aid to families in economic despair. Speaking to CNN regarding the foundation’s mission, he said that his strategy is to help “one soul at a time.” He added, “I thought ‘how can we bring people together in an affordable, accessible way?'” His attention was drawn to the homeless on a harsh Northeast winter night when saw a man sleeping on a grate in the dead of winter. Prepare many of the dishes with natural, locally sourced ingredients from our garden or the JBJ Soul kitchen Farm,” reveals the web site.

 

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The JBJ Soul kitchen is simply one aspect of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation’s offer aid to families in economic despair. Speaking to CNN regarding the foundation’s mission, he said that his strategy is to help “one soul at a time.” He added, “I thought ‘how can we bring people together in an affordable, accessible way?'” His attention was drawn to the homeless on a harsh Northeast winter night when saw a man sleeping on a grate in the dead of winter. “Right there it all crystallized for me. It didn’t matter if you were young, old, black or white, Republican or Democrat… this was an issue that could affect anyone,” he said.


You can take a look at the menu on the restaurant’s website.

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