Rock legend Jon Bon Jovi and wife Dorothea have opened their latest JBJ Soul Kitchen, this time on a college campus to ensure students don’t go hungry.
The restaurant, located at Rutgers University-Newark doesn’t put prices on its menus and allows anyone who is struggling to eat for free in exchange for volunteer work in the kitchens or other roles on campus.
“Students have enough to worry about,” said Dorothea at the opening. “Worrying about where their next meal will come from should not be on the list.”
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It feels good when a dream becomes reality! Humbled to be joined by so many members of the New Jersey community who made today’s opening celebration of the @JBJSoulKitchen possible. Opening to the Rutgers University-Newark community tomorrow, this is our first location to open on a college campus. The hope: to play a role in alleviating food insecurity among college students and giving them the support they need to achieve their dreams. Huge “thank you’s” to: @RUnewarkdining, @Runewark, @govmurphy and his team, JBJSF board members, all of our donors & the Newark community. We can’t wait to do great things together! #HopeisDelicious @jbjskrun
Bon Jovi has two other Soul Kitchens operating in Red Bank and Toms River which have provided over 100,000 meals to people in need so far.