Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has a new mission in mind, and it comes in the form of a community kitchen in Red Bank, New Jersey. If you can pay or not, are hungry or just want to help, all are welcome at their table. The JBJ Soul Kitchen is about to celebrate its Grand Opening.
The JBJ Foundation has just received approval to take an existing auto shop and convert it into a four-table restaurant and kitchen with enough room to feed up to 30 people. The menu won’t have prices, but you can pay what you want or whatever you can afford. If you can’t pay, you can volunteer an hour of time in exchange for a meal.
The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation is committed to helping end hunger and building relationships within a community, helping those in need. The new Soul Kitchen, is actually a continuation of the THE JBJ Soul Foundation which was originally founded in 2006 (formerly the Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation). It’s a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing about positive change and helping the lives of those in need ONE SOUL AT A TIME.
After the success that Panera Bread is having with its pay-what-you-want restaurants, it only seems natural that this concept should continue to be explored. Times are tough, groceries prices keep rising, and too many people are truly “livin’ on a prayer.” Whether it’s a one-time issue or a temporary slump, pay-what-you-can kitchens and restaurants can be lifesavers and pride-savers. Because, believe it or not, most people do the right thing and pay what they can, whether it be with cash or their own time.
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