Jon Bon Jovi is proving that he'll "be there for you" if you're a government employee.
The government shut down is by far the longest in history at a shocking 30 days.
For many government employees, this means that they have been furloughed, not able to earn their paycheck.
It is estimated that the shutdown is costing the U.S. $1.2 billion each week.
Rock legend, Jon Bon Jovi, is taking the opportunity to step up and provide free lunches to government employees today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The free meals will be served at his restaurant, JBJ Soul Kitchen in New Jersey. They are being served in partnership with the Murphy Family Foundation, a charity founded by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy.
JBJ Soul Kitchen was founded in 2011 and considers itself a "community restaurant". They offer three-course meals for a suggested donation of $20.
On normal days, if guests do not feel like they can contribute $20, they will be served anyway.
People are amazed by the singer's generosity.
A True American ✨🇺🇸✨ Legend https://t.co/1HKkPvks3D— Takoda Tran (@Takoda Tran)1548031728.0
Sabe o que é sexy no Bon Jovi? Sua atitude!!! https://t.co/l4t1fgmDN5— G8Ideias (@G8Ideias)1548029553.0
"You know what's hot on Bon Jovi? Your attitude!!!"
@thehill Very helpful for those Living on a Prayer— Canmore2018 (@Canmore2018)1547954390.0
@thehill He’s got a good heart! Thanks Jon— Michelene Berkey (@Michelene Berkey)1547957226.0
@thehill His music; not for me. His acting; he’s talented. His philanthropic works; he’s a hero.— MonieLuv (@MonieLuv)1547989287.0
@thehill 💛💗💜💚🧡💙💖❤️ https://t.co/0bytTz9sjx— Jackie Craig 🤷🏼♀️ (@Jackie Craig 🤷🏼♀️)1547954330.0
@APEastRegion @LenandiK Always knew that B. Jovi was a stand up ki da guy!!!— Danepugalltheway (@Danepugalltheway)1548078485.0
@APEastRegion @AP People talk about how entertainers make so much money!! Look who is coming forward to help the Am… https://t.co/zcoNb825dU— Linda Omelio (@Linda Omelio)1548079545.0
@politvidchannel @DearAuntCrabby I would say You Rock! But everyone knows that! 😛— Joe Corrao (@Joe Corrao)1548005341.0
@thehill Truly #legendary— Justin Durm (@Justin Durm)1548014253.0
Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, stated,
"Since founding the Soul Kitchen, we wanted to ensure that anyone struggling with food insecurity had a place to go."