The actor and musician has been working to feed disadvantaged communities for two years and says the project is ‘about giving people what they deserve, healthy vegan food for free.’ As well as feeding thousands of people in Skid Row in Los Angeles, Jaden’s project has also helped the homeless in NY.
Jaden Smith has revealed his latest charity venture is a vegan restaurant for the homeless, providing free meals for those in need.
It comes after he launched his I Love You food truck in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles in 2019 after turning 21 and will help those in the local community.
The musician, who is the son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith told Variety: “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.’
This isn’t the first time the 22-year-old has thrown his weight behind social causes. The passionate philanthropist – who also owns the JUST Water company – put in a water filtration system in Flint, Michigan two years ago – after residents struggled to get clean drinking water between 2014 – 2019.
Smith said he would use some of the profits generated from his JUST Water company to place filtration systems around the city.
He is also leading 501CTHREE.org’s Water Box project – featured in New Balance’s We Got Now campaign and Netflix’s Brave Blue World documentary – to provide clean water access to communities.
The location of four Water Boxes in Flint can be found on his website, as well as ones in New Jersey and New York.
Smith also just released a new colorway of his vegan sneaker Vision Racer- which he launched with shoe giant New Balance last year.
Jaden’s latest project comes after his father, Will Smith, revealed he was in the ‘worst shape’ of his life following lockdown.
His son joked to Variety that he was not shocked by the posts, explaining: ‘We joke around with him in the family. It wasn’t really a surprise to us. We’ve seen him evolve into that.'
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