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Pay it forward: Jaden Smith’s pop-up vegan food truck feeds homeless community in Los Angeles

Two days ago on his twenty-first birthday (July 8), Jaden Smith posted two photos and a video, which documents one of his new selfless ventures, the I Love You Restaurant.

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Two days ago on his twenty-first birthday (July 8), Jaden Smith posted two photos and a video, which documents one of his new selfless ventures, the I Love You Restaurant. As described by the creative entrepreneur, the restaurant is a “movement that is all about giving people what they deserve.” Consistently doing his best to help others in need, as he does in Flint, Michigan, the ‘Icon‘ singer organised a one-day food truck pop-up in Downtown Los Angeles to give hungry and homeless people “healthy, vegan food for free.” It is incredible to watch, and we would like to help. Through his genuine acts of kindness, he shows us what to do without tactful campaigning. He puts his money where his mouth is, and we are proud of him and his team.

Fame and economical advantage aside, we have yet to see his peers or artistic predecessors do anything like it. It is no judgement, here, just an observation. I believe if several disadvantages and racial biases didn’t exist for everyday people of colour, I am sure we would do more for all people in need. It is a difficult thing to consider and put into action when you are struggling to survive and maintain what you do have.

Jayden, we at GRUNGECAKE, are proud of you! Please, keep going!

 

 

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Written by Richardine Bartee

Her unprejudiced love for people, the arts, and business have taken her this far. Join Richardine on her journey as she writes history into existence, one article at a time. Richardine is a member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs, and a GRAMMY U Mentor. She is part of the Complex Day Ones, an exclusive community to help make the Complex experiences even better.