Jon Bon Jovi is no stranger to good-doing. He is the founder of the JBJ Soul Kitchen, which helps feed the hungry. Two JBJ Soul Kitchen locations have gone up in cities, but this version of the pay-what-you-can restaurant is the first on a college campus. This location in Rutgers-Newark has menus with no prices. Instead people are encouraged to pay what they can afford for their food. Those who are more “well-off” are also encouraged to pay it forward by donating to another meal that will go to the needy. The students who benefit from this generosity, volunteer in the cafe as payment for their meals.
Jon’s wife, Dorothea, has been side-by-side with her husband during this whole project. She says “Students have enough to worry about. Worrying about where their next meal will come from should not be on the list.”