Jaden Smith Opens New Restaurant That Caters To Homeless People. Jaden Smith is continuing his fight against homelessness by opening a restaurant to help provide free meals to those in need. The rapper/actor is expanding his I Love You food truck initiative into a full-blown restaurant to feed the homeless, Variety reports.
“It’s for homeless people to get free food,” Smith told Entrepreneur. “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.”
The restaurant plan comes two years after he launched his series of vegan food trucks aimed at providing free healthy sustainable meals to the homeless community in Los Angeles’s Skid Row area. His mobile I Love You Restaurant passed out brown paper bags that included bowls of carrots and kale to some of the 8,000 people estimated to live in the area, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
“Our mission is to spread love to communities experiencing food and/or housing insecurity by offering water along with fresh, high-quality, and delicious sustainable meal options,” his company website states.
Jaden Christopher Syre Smith also known mononymously as Jaden is an American actor, rapper, singer, and songwriter. Smith’s film debut was with his father Will Smith in the 2006 film The Pursuit of Happyness and he again appeared with his father in the 2013 film After Earth. He also starred in the remake films The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) and The Karate Kid (2010). He released CTV2, his second mixtape, in November 2014. Following a three-year work effort, he released his debut studio album, Syre, on November 17, 2017. His second studio album, Erys, was released on July 5, 2019. His third studio album, CTV3: Cool Tape Vol. 3 was released on August 28, 2020. Smith has returned to acting as of 2017, acting in the two part Netflix original The Get Down and a voice acting role in the Netflix original anime Neo Yokio.