There is a lot that the young people have shown us in this country regarding the fi-ght against injustice and inequality. Jaden Smith is no different. The 22-year-old actor and artist will open a new restaurant called “I Love You,” with the mission to help feed those living on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. The move comes after he successfully ran “I Love You” as a food truck business and service around the City of Angeles for the past two years.
The new restaurant offers a more permanent solution to offering aid to those in need. Totally Vegan Buzz reports that the restaurant will offset costs by making those who can pay for food pay a higher price to pay for those who don’t have the means.
“It’s for homeless people to get free food. But if you’re not homeless, not only do you have to pay, but you have to pay for more than the food’s worth so that you can pay for the person behind you,” Jaden shared in a released statement.
Jaden Smith, the son of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, has followed in his family’s tradition of philanthropy as the co-founder of Water Box, a water filtration device with Drew Fitzgerald. The effort, through their charitable company, was used to help the residents of Flint, Michigan have access to clean water after the residents spent years bat-tling with a municipal water supply contaminated with lead. As of the time of writing, there is no opening date in place for the restaurant.
This is how people reacted to this post:
THE CIRCLE – This dude is kil-ling it he did water filters for those who couldn’t get clean water, now a restaurant for the homeless, nice
winluv – He’s always fed the homeless he used to have food trucks hand out bags of food. I love that spirit about him.
Elaina Robinson – I’m not a fan of most celebrities but this what giving back looks like, great job Jaden.
kazeshini – That’s what’s up I don’t play the lottery but I swear I said I would do the same thing if I ever won millions in the lottery. I’m glad someone is doing something like this.
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