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Bon Jovi on Hand to Open Soul Kitchen [VIDEO]

The rock star and Middletown resident opens a unique eatery that offers people a chance to pay something other than money when they dine at the Red Bank restaurant.

The idea is simple: pay what you can. If you don't have the money, pay it forward.

At the JBJ Soul Kitchen, it's all about doing what you can. Those who attend the Red Bank restaurant located in a converted garage on Monmouth Street are invited to enjoy a great meal comprised of local ingredients prepared by chefs and in exchange, the restaurant asks only that you pay what you can or work it off by volunteering at the restaurant or any number of local charitable organizations, like .

On hand to dedicate the restaurant's opening was rock star, philanthropist and Middletown resident Jon Bon Jovi, who, along with his wife, Dorothea and the JBJ Soul Foundation, have spent two years developing the pilot program with the goal of providing the needy and underserved with nutritous and delicious meals. Touted as the first of it's kind, the Soul Kitchen could soon be expanded.

Check out the video up top to see Soul Kitchen and the Jov in action.

Steve Rogers October 20, 2011 at 03:08 AM
Way to go Dorothea, Zeet and Jon...and congratulations on a job well started...that will surely go a long way here in Red Bank and beyond. This place is a treasure for the town and for the Westside. The team behind this notion has worked incredibly hard and I am one Red Banker, one Jerseyan who is pleased and proud to see their months of toil have paid off...for everyone.
cindy December 03, 2011 at 09:17 PM
congratulations.. we need more people like you, I live in kankakee Illnois let me tell you about this town, you have a mixed crowed, homeless with children, empited building to homes, people are walking down the highways with babys and small children winter ice snow, these people are so cold and hungry, gas stations have notices in the windows custmers only, we dont have any place for the needy, we have a nursing home in kankakee that is boarded up, that could be a great homeless home, if i could win the lotterey that would be my dream opening a home for the less fortune people, i live on a dallar by dallar, i do help the homeless when i can, we dont have a soup kitchen, these people eat out of trash cans. these people need showers, warm places for there children, food for there bellies. a good nite sleep, not under bridges, they need winter jackets, one man i seen didnt have shoes on, please help thanks cindy schultz 40 west street apt 8 manteno illinois 60950 [ WE DO NEED A SHELTER} OR A SOUP KITCHEN}

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