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If you've ever listened to the lyrics of Bon Jovi's 1986 signature anthem, "Livin' on a Prayer," you know Jon Bon Jovi sympathizes with those down on their luck. (Remember? Poor Tommy used to work on the docks, but union's been on strike...).
Now the singer, already well-known for his philanthropic works through his non-profit Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, plans to open a community restaurant in Red Bank, New Jersey. Soul Kitchen, which is slated to open this spring, isn't just any restaurant, though. The eatery will serve low-cost or no-cost meals to diners and ask they they volunteer at the restaurant in return. (If this model sounds familiar, it's because a similar restaurant exists in Denver.)
It's a feel-good model that works for everyone. And if the food's good, it might just start a trend.