Actor Jaden Smith is opening a vegan restaurant called I Love You in Los Angeles that will feed the homeless for free. Smith already has a food truck called I Love You that feeds homeless residents in the Los Angeles Skid Row area. The restaurant will be an expansion of the food truck.
“It’s for homeless people to get free food,” said Smith. “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.”
The 22-year-old has been busy with his philanthropy efforts. When the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, was contaminated, Smith co-founded a non-profit company called 501CTHREE. The non-profit company came up with The Water Box in 2019 to help provide clean water to the area’s homeless.
“501CTHREE partnered with First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church to develop an alternative way for the church and other community organizations to get water to Flint’s residents – one without the high cost, heavy logistics, and plastic waste of relying on single-use water bottles,” reads the organization’s website.
— Complex (@Complex) March 11, 2021
The Water Box provides clean water for free in three locations in Flint and is also available in Newark, New Jersey and the Los Angeles Skid Row area. 501cTHREE teamed up with the Kindhumans Foundation, Inc. to provide free water in LA.
“We teamed up with @Kindhumans_Org and HHCLA to launch 501cTHREE’s 6th Water Box at the Refresh Spot, in the Skid Row community of Los Angeles. Our 6th water box to date and 1st in LA.”
We teamed up with @Kindhumans_Org and HHCLA to launch 501cTHREE’s 6th Water Box at the Refresh Spot, in the Skid Row community of Los Angeles. Our 6th water box to date and 1st in LA https://t.co/yhvb2RB1MK
— 501CTHREE (@501CTHREEorg) January 12, 2021
The organization has replaced 306,264 16-ounce plastic bottles and provided 38,283 gallons of clean, free drinking water to date.
No word yet on when the restaurant will open. Smith is also set to release a new album later this year.