Bon Jovi’s New Jersey Restaurant To Feed Furloughed Federal Workers

January 21, 2019 - 10:51 am

RED BANK, N.J. (WCBS 880) -- Jon Bon Jovi is looking to pitch in and help some of the hundreds of thousands of federal workers who have been furloughed because of the government shutdown.

JBJ Soul Kitchen has been a fixture in Red Bank since it opened in 2011. Jon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, own the eatery.

Customers pay what they can afford and can also volunteer in the restaurant as a form of payment.

It’s meant to help those who are food insecure and now it may also include federal workers who have gone without a paycheck thanks to the shutdown.

The Soul Kitchen is partnering with Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy’s philanthropic organization to offer free meals for furloughed workers and their families on Monday.

The restaurant said on Facebook that it will also have additional support and resources available for the community.

Monday’s event runs from 12 to 2 p.m. Federal workers should bring proof of employment.