NEW JERSEY (CelebrityAccess) — New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi is the latest high profile public figure to lend a hand to government workers who are going without pay during the ongoing government shutdown.
Bon Jovi announces that his New Jersey Restaurant, JBJ Soul Kitchen would be opened on for two hours on Monday to provide free meals to government workers and their family.
“In line with our mission, Federal workers are encouraged to join us for a delicious meal and to learn about additional support and resources available in our community,” Bon Jovi wrote in a post on his social media.
JBJ Soul Kitchen, which is operated by the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, is a non-profit restaurant that allows customers to make a suggested donation or volunteer for their meal instead of being presented with a bill.
The restaurant currently has two locations in New Jersey – one in Red Hook and the other in Toms River.
Bon Jovi also partnered with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to provide the free meals.
Monday marks the 31st day of the partial shutdown of the Federal government that has left many of its employees without a paycheck and consigned to rely on food banks and other charitable enterprises for sustenance.