Jon Bon Jovi Offering Free Lunch to Furloughed Workers
Jon Bon Jovi announced Saturday that his New Jersey Soul Kitchen restaurants will offer free lunch Monday to federal employees and their families who've been affected by the recent government shutdown.
In a statement shared by NBC New York, Jon and wife Dorothea wrote, “Since founding the Soul Kitchen, we wanted to ensure that anyone struggling with food insecurity had a place to go. This Monday, we will be open for lunch as a way to create a place of support and resources for furloughed federal workers, many of whom are our friends and neighbors.”
According to The Hill, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will also reportedly be on hand to personally serve meals at one of the JBJ Soul Kitchen locations, which are ordinarily a 'pay what you can or volunteer' establishment.
Hundreds of thousands of Federal employees have been been forced to without pay since a portion of the government was shut down late last month.
Soul Kitchen has two locations in the Garden State, at 1767 Hooper Rd. in Toms River, and at 207 Monmouth Rd. in Red Bank.