Jon Bon Jovi Is Hands-On Helping Homeless Community with Non-Profit Kitchen

by Madison Miller
Photo by: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Jon Bon Jovi has already gifted the world musical treasures like “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” and “Wanted Dead or Alive.”

Separate from his role in the popular rock band Bon Jovi, Jon Bon Jovi is looking to help the world in an even more intimate and personal way.

The singer is behind a non-profit called the JBJ Soul Kitchen. The non-profit restaurant aims to feed people in need. The menu consists of delicious food all without a price tag included.

Famous Rocker’s Non-Profit Restaurant

“At the JBJ Soul Kitchen, a place is ready for you if you are hungry or if you hunger to make a difference in your community. For we believe that a healthy meal can heal the soul,” the about me on the community restaurant’s site says.

People don’t have to pay, but if able, are encouraged to make donations to help out. There are also different resources and volunteer options available to people as well. The JBJ Soul Kitchen has served 136,715 meals and counting. There have been 53% of meals earned by volunteering as well as 47% paid with donations.

The kitchen operates in New Jersey. This is the hometown of Jon Bon Jovi and the singer has always actively given back to the community. Ricky Davila, a singer-songwriter, shared a photo of Jon Bon Jovi working in the kitchen.

He wrote, “Rockstar Jon Bon Jovi owns non-profit community restaurants called JBJ Soul Kitchen which helps to feed local homeless people in New Jersey. During the pandemic, he has been helping with washing dishes. I love him even more.”

Bon Jovi Love for Giving Back

He founded the restaurant in 2006 with his wife, Dorothea Bongiovi. It specifically aims to break “the cycle of poverty, hunger and homelessness through developing partnerships, creating programs and providing grant funding to community benefit organizations.”

The two spoke about getting to help make the world a better place, as well as their 40-year love story in a 2020 interview with People.

“I’m happiest if I like what I do for a living, I’m doing right by my family and I’m making the world just a little bit better,” the Bon Jovi rocker said.