We live in the world’s wealthiest nation. Yet 14.5 percent of U.S. households—nearly 49 million Americans, including 15.9 million children—struggle to put food on the table.
Can you imagine going hungry? It seems unreal for those of us whose refrigerators and cupboards are filled with food, drink and snacks, but hunger in America is rampant.
Jon Bon Jovi is doing his part to address this national crisis with this simple framework:
Do I pay for my meal?
Times are tough and we understand. If you are unable to pay for your meal, you can volunteer at the Soul Kitchen as your payment.
What would I have to do?
You could come and prepare food for a meal. You could come and help us set the tables with dishes. Maybe along the way you were a waitress or waiter, you could help out at the restaurant by serving others. We need people to bus tables and help clean or stock items. We need people to wash and dry dishes. There are lots of opportunities to help.
If I wanted to pay, how much would a meal cost?
A donation of $10 per meal covers the cost of each meal, anything extra helps defray the cost of someone else’s meal.
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