Jaden Smith reveals he’s opening his first restaurant to help serve homeless people free vegan meals after the success of his I Love You food truck
Jaden Smith is opening his first restaurant to provide homeless people with vegan meals for free.
The activist, 22, has already been helping feed disadvantaged communities since the launch of his I Love You food truck in the Los Angeles Skid Row area back in 2019.
Speaking about his new project with Variety, Jaden explained that anyone can order from the eatery but if a customer is not homeless they’ll have to pay ‘more than the food’s worth so that you can pay for the person behind you.’
New project: Jaden Smith is set to open his first restaurant to provide homeless people with vegan food for free (pictured in January 2020)
The son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith told the publication: ‘It’s for homeless people to get free food.
‘But if you’re not homeless, not only do you have to pay, but you have to pay for more than the food’s worth so that you can pay for the person behind you.’
Jaden launched his I Love You food truck in 2019 when he turned 21, saying the movement is ‘about giving people what they deserve, healthy vegan food for free’.
It has since helped to feed thousands of people in Los Angeles’ Skid Row area and in Harlem in New York City.
Activist: The star, 22, Jaden launched his I Love You food truck in 2019 saying the movement is ‘about giving people what they deserve, healthy vegan food for free’ (pictured at the launch)
Jaden has been involved in several projects, with the activist also owning the JUST Water company that put in a water filtration system in Flint, Michigan two years ago.
He is also heading 501CTHREE.org’s Water Box project to provide access to clean water to communities, which is featured in New Balance’s We Got Now campaign.
The initiative was also seen in Netflix documentary Brave Blue World, which also featured Matt Damon, with Jaden showcasing his Water Box creation.
His website details the locations of four Water Boxes in Flint, where the main water system was contaminated with lead.
Helping out: Jaden has since helped feed thousands of people through the food truck in Los Angeles Skid Row area and Harlem in New York
Jaden has also put a Water Box in New Jersey as well as one in New York.
It comes after Jaden’s father Will Smith admitted that he is in the ‘worst shape of my life’ after months of lockdown restrictions.
The 52-year-old actor took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a Boomerang snap of himself in nothing but a pair of tiny black boxer briefs.
However Jaden told Variety he wasn’t surprised by his father’s Instagram posts, having seen the changes happen at home.
He said: ‘We joke around with him in the family. It wasn’t really a surprise to us. We’ve seen him evolve into that.’
Making changes: Jaden has been involved in several projects, with the activist also owning the JUST Water company that put in a water filtration system in Flint, Michigan two years ago
‘It really wasn’t a surprise’: Elsewhere in his interview Jaden revealed that his family had joked around with dad Will Smith over the weight he’d put on during lockdown (also pictured is Will’s eldest son Trey, 28)
Earlier this week, Will revealed that he is on the verge of beginning his fitness journey and that it will all be documented for an upcoming YouTube project.
Will captioned the post to his near 53million followers writing: ‘This is the body that carried me through an entire pandemic and countless days grazing thru the pantry.
‘I love this body, but I wanna FEEL better. No more midnight muffins…this is it!’
Will previously had a series with Facebook, Will Smith’s Bucket List, and his wife Jada has a successful chat program with the social network titled Red Table Talk.
The actor concluded the post with a message of positivity as he said: ‘Imma get in the BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE!!!!!
‘Teaming up with @YouTube to get my health & wellness back on track. Hope it works! [anxious face, camera emojis]: @westbrook @aidan’
‘No more midnight muffins’: Will took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a Boomerang snap of himself in nothing but a pair of black boxer briefs and revealed his fitness journey will all be documented for an upcoming YouTube project
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