- Jaden had been running a food truck business but recently announced to set up a restaurant
- The star noted homeless people will get free food but people who can pay will have to pay more
- This is not the first time the star is involved in philanthropy
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Will Smith's son Jaden Smith has once again impressed many people after announcing his latest philanthropic project.
YEN.com.gh has learnt the young actor is set to open a restaurant in Los Angeles where homeless people could walk in and eat for free.
Jaden, a 22-year-old singer and actor recently made it public that he will be opening up a new restaurant dubbed I Love You in a bid to help feed those living on Los Angeles’ Skid Row.
According to information accessed by YEN.com.gh, Jaden who is the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith had previously run a food truck business going by the same name I Love You.
Variety earlier reported that Jaden's food trucks have been giving homeless people in LA free food for the past two years.
In a statement seen by YEN.com.gh Jaden disclosed the new restaurant will offer a more permanent solution to offering aid to those in need.
The restaurant will offset costs by making those who can pay for food pay a higher price so as to “pay for the person behind you”.
“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.” Jaden said in an official statement.
He made the revelation but he is yet to announce the opening date or the exact location where the restaurant will operate from.
Jaden is not new to philanthropy; the star, together with Drew FitzGerald co-founded the 501CThree non-profit with the aim of solving problems relating to water, food, shelter, and energy using smart design and engineering.
The two even went ahead to also launch a mobile water filtration device called the Water Box through their charitable company.
In 2019, their charitable company helped the residents of Flint, Michigan, have access to clean water after they spent years battling with a municipal water supply contaminated with lead.
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