Written by Greg Lewis
Jaden Smith, 22-year-old actor and singer — the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith – will open a new restaurant called I Love You to help feed those living on Los Angeles’ Skid Row, after having previously run the I Love You food truck business.
Jaden’s food truck has been providing free food for the the Los Angeles homeless community for about two years, However, the new restaurant has a different solution to cater to the ones in the local area who are in need.
apparently, the entrepreneur came up with the idea ” Pay for the person behind you”. A concept that obligates non-homeless locals who will eat at the new restaurant a responsibility to pay for the persons meal behind them. Hence, paying for food that will go to someone in need of a free meal.
There is no scheduled date to when the restaurant will be open.
This is the newest philanthropic effort from Jaden, but definitely not his only foot-forward towards creating a better tomorrow. According to All Hip-Hop, Jaden previously co-founded the 501CThree non-profit alongside Drew FitzGerald with the goal of solving problems relating to water, food, shelter, and energy using smart design and engineering.
Jaden and Drew then launched a mobile water filtration device called the Water Box through their charitable company, which in 2019 was used to help the residents of Flint, Michigan, have access to clean water after they spent years battling with a municipal water supply contaminated with lead.