Jon Bon Jovi and wife, Dorothea, opened their first JBJ Soul Kitchen on a college campus at Rutgers University-Newark to address college students' struggles with food insecurity.
The Rutgers University-Newark campus marks the third location in New Jersey for JBJ Soul Kitchens after a successful decade with two restaurants in Red Bank and Toms River. JBJ Soul Kitchen partnered with the school's food service provider, Gourmet Dining, to transform the idea into reality.
"Food insecurity is one of the most critical issues college students face today," said Bon Jovi, JBJ Soul Foundation board chairman. "We applaud Gourmet Dining and Rutgers University-Newark who have made tackling this issue a priority so that students always have a place to go for a great-tasting, healthy meal."
"We couldn't have found a better place to open our third JBJ Soul Kitchen location and truly believe that when students are supported with basic needs and backed by their community, they can and will go on to do amazing things," he said.
The famous musician credits his wife as the driving force behind the idea.