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WERK it out Jon Bon Jovi!!
The 51-year-old musician recently performed at Food Bank for New York City's Can Do Awards, and we love that he's doing his part as a good citizen in our nation.
The event took place at the Cipriani Wall Street and was hosted by Tony Shalhoub.
Everyone from Chelsea Clinton, Mariska Hargitay, Lauren Bush Lauren, Alyssa Muller, Rachel Ray and Jason Patric attended the affair, which focused on ways people can help to prevent hunger.
Food Bank provides 400,000 free meals a day to New York residents, and income support services help provide tax assistance and food stamps.
Were glad Bon Jovi could be part of something so inspirational!!
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He's a little runaway!
Jon Bon Jovi didn't take it easy on his Christmas vacation in St. Barts this weekend. The rock star went for a jog on Christmas Eve morning through the streets of the French vacation spot.
At 49-years-old, he's not exactly livin' on a prayer. The guy looks great and he's clearly been taking care of himself all these years.
Check out more pics of Jon jogging below!
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Awesome! Our three favorite things: JBJ, Charity, and Food!
It's actually pretty incredible. The restaurant is "pay what you can" and was an idea formed with his wife. It's called the Soul Kitchen.
There are two ways of eating there: paying with volunteer work, or paying with whatever you can in an envelope on the table. There are no prices, and all of the food is gourmet quality!
Jon said this:
"With the economic downturn, one of the things I noticed was that disposable income was one of the first things that went. Dining out, the family going out to a restaurant, mom not having to cook, dad not having to clean up - a lot of memories were made around restaurant tables. When I learned that one in six people in this country goes to bed hungry, I thought this was the next phase of the Foundation's work."
He expands on the concept, too:
"This is not a soup kitchen. You can come here with the dignity of linens and silver, and you're served a healthy, nutritious meal. This is not burgers and fries. There's no prices on our menu, so if you want to come and you want to make a difference, leave a $20 in the envelope on the table. If you can't afford to eat, you can bus tables, you can wait tables, you can work in the kitchen as a dishwasher or sous chef. If you say to me, `I'm not a people person,' I say, `That's not a problem. We'll take you back to Lunch Break to volunteer with those people. If you don't want to volunteer with that, we'll take you to the FoodBank. If you come in and say, `I'm hungry,' we'll feed you. But we're going to need you to do something. It's very important to what we're trying to achieve."
We think this is a brilliant idea. It helps in so many different ways. We really hope it's successful!
Also — you just might see him there. JBJ loves working there, and usually does the dishes! Rad!
Good luck guys!
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You can’t keep Jon Bon Jovi down!
Jon injured his leg one hour into his band’s three-hour set in Finland on Friday, but that didn’t stop him from finishing the concert.
Said Matt Bongiovi, co-CEO of Backstage With Jon Bon Jovi Fan Club:
"Fans need not worry — Jon is in good health and future shows will not be affected."
Jon is on crutches while he recovers, but will headline the Hard Rock Calling next week in London.
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Jon Bon Jovi is branching out!
He is working with his foundation, which combats homelessness, to open Soul Kitchen, which will serve low-cost or free meals to patrons who agree to volunteer at the restaurant.
This is an amazing idea! There are a few other restaurants like this around the country that have found success.
We love it!
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