Jon Bon Jovi's Red Bank, New Jersey, restaurant, JBJ Soul Kitchen, is providing free meals for presidency employees on furlough throughout the partial authorities shutdown. The employees and their households will be capable of go to the restaurant on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day vacation on Monday (Jan. 21) throughout 12-2 p.m. ET to obtain the meal.
“Since founding the Soul Kitchen, we wished to make sure that anybody scuffling with meals insecurity had a spot to go,” Bon Jovi and his spouse, Dorethea, stated in a Facebook assertion. “This Monday, we will likely be open for lunch as a strategy to create a spot of help and assets for furloughed federal employees, lots of whom are our buddies and neighbors… In line with our mission, Federal employees are inspired to be part of us for a scrumptious meal and to find out about extra help and assets obtainable in our group."
An estimated 800,000 federal employees have been impacted by the month-long partial authorities shutdown over Pres. Trump's demand for $5.7 billion in funding for his border wall. As the stand-off with democratic congressional leaders drags on, a raft of stories point out that quite a few federal staff who’ve been tasked with working with out pay for 2 pay cycles or who’ve been pressured to remain dwelling awaiting a decision are starting to really feel the results, with many struggling to pay their mortgages or provide food for his or her households. In addition to Bon Jovi, celeb chef José Andrés' nonprofit World Central Kitchen has been serving thousands of free meals to furloughed employees.