Rockstar Bon Jovi Opens His Third Soul Kitchen At A University To Help With The Food Insecurity Among Students

Posted by Sumaiya Ghani in Feel Good On 21st December 2020
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The amazing restaurant will have no prices on its menu. There will be an option to donate $20 but if somebody can't pay that no worries they will still be able to enjoy the delicious meal. "The Soul Kitchen's mission is to ensure that diners had the dignity of a meal without judgment."

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Jon Bon Jovi, the great rockstar, blessed us with his amazing and megahit songs such as It's My Life, Livin' On A Prayer, and You Give Love A Bad Name

While many of us know Jon Bon Jovi for his superhit songs, none of us had any idea this man is a philanthropist in real life. Jon Bon, in fact, is not your typical rockstar who is a party lover and has a complicated love. He is a family man who is living a quiet life unlike celebrities these days and doesn't share his personal life.

The singer has not only founded the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation but also co-founded the JBJ Soul Kitchen, a non-profit Community Restaurant along with his wife Dorothea Hurley.

 

 

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The main purpose of the Soul Kitchen is to serve paying and in-need customers

Jon Bon Jovi along with his wife founded their very first restaurant almost a decade ago in 2011 with a mission in the heart that one day they will overcome food insecurity.

The delicious menu of their amazing restaurant has no prices mentioned. However, there is an option to donate $20 and buy whatever you want, but if someone is unable to pay they will not be turned away and can still enjoy a delicious meal.

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The third Soul Kitchen has successfully been opened at Rutgers University

According to Billboard, the first Soul Kitchen was opened in Red Bank, New Jersey. The purpose was simple and clear that is to ensure that diners had the dignity of a meal without judgment. 

Their mission was much appreciated and this year the third Soul Kitchen has successfully been opened in a university. The reason behind opening it at university is to help with the food insecurity among students.

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Both the University and the JBJ Soul Foundation partnered to bring forward the third Soul Kitchen

The research said that 50 percent of the students have exceptional financial need at Rutgers University, Newark.

Bon Jovi said;

"Food insecurity is one of the most critical issues college students face today."

"We applaud Gourmet Dining and Rutgers University-Newark who have made tackling this issue a priority so that students always have a place to go for a great-tasting, healthy meal."

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Not only the students but also the faculty will be able to enjoy a healthy meal

He added, "We couldn't have found a better place to open our third JBJ Soul Kitchen location and truly believe that when students are supported with basic needs and backed by their community, they can and will go on to do amazing things."

The chancellor of Rutgers University says their partnership with JBJ Soul Foundation will help fight food insecurity among the students. 

"Our new partnership with the JBJ Soul Foundation and Gourmet Dining to open JBJ Soul Kitchen—the first on a college campus—takes our collective action on food insecurity to a whole new level," Nancy Cantor Chancellor of Rutgers University stated. 

 

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There is an option where students can volunteer their time either in the restaurant or for some other university work in exchange for their meals

She added, "This is the kind of action that I think the late great Newark Rabbi Joachim Prinz had in mind when he spoke at the March on Washington just before Dr. King in 1963 and said: 'Neighbor is not a geographic term. It is a moral concept. It means our collective responsibility for the preservation of human dignity and integrity.' For us at Rutgers-Newark, that is what it means to be an anchor institution." The donation amount in this kitchen has been discounted to $12. Or they can use a donated meal plan "swipe". 

 

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Bon Jovi told about his mission at the press conference when he opened his second Soul Kitchen

“Our mission has always been to affect positive change and address the issues of hunger and homelessness. We are expanding our mission with a network of partners and resources to meet the needs of the community of Toms River."

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