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Jon Bon Jovi Feeds Workers Affected by the Gov’t Shutdown

The rocker's business in Red Bank, New Jersey, is providing meals to furloughed federal employees

A Red Bank, New Jersey, restaurant owned by musician Jon Bon Jovi provided meals to furloughed government workers and their families this week.

JBJ Soul Kitchen served soup and entrees on Monday to federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown, which began December 22.

The act was in partnership with the Phil and Tammy Murphy Family Foundation, an organization founded by Gov. Phil Murphy, the Democrat who has been serving as New Jersey’s governor since January of last year.

The governor and his wife visited workers while they were served meals.

“To federal workers and their families, remember Soul Kitchen is a resource for you. If you are a furloughed federal worker come by and eat and learn what other resources might be available to you,” the restaurant’s official Facebook page announced.

The establishment also released a schedule of when workers could get meals from the establishment.

JBJ Soul Kitchen will serve dinner on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, as well as brunch on Sunday.

The venue opened in 2011 and offers quite a unique situation: It allows customers to pay with either a donation or by volunteering their time.

The partial government shutdown continues as President Donald Trump is in a stalemate with congressional Democrats.

The Democrats are refusing to provide the necessary funding for a border security wall between the United States and Mexico, a campaign promise that Trump made and for which he’s been advocating these past two years, given the problems of illegal immigration and the transfer of drugs through our southern border into this country.

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