(TMU) — Jaden Smith has announced that he will be opening a pop-up vegan food truck to feed the homeless in downtown Los Angeles.
Smith made the announcement on his Instagram page this week, in a post that read:
“The I Love You Restaurant is a movement that is all about giving people what they deserve, healthy, vegan food for free. Today we launched our first one day food truck pop-up in downtown LA. Keep a look out because this is the first of many.”
The announcement comes the same week as the release of his new concept album called ERYS.
In a Rolling Stone interview, Smith explained the concept for the album, saying, “It’s pretty much the story of a young man named Erys. He lives in Los Angeles, but it’s in a world where Los Angeles has almost been destroyed a little bit. You don’t really know what happened, but it’s like a dystopic Los Angeles, but he cares so much more about the city and his homies and making sure he is the leader of the generation.”
This is not the first time that Jaden Smith has used his wealth and celebrity for a charitable cause. Earlier this year, Smith unveiled a water filtration system that he donated to the city of Flint, Michigan, where lead-contaminated water has created a deadly health crisis.
And just last week, Smith participated in Shia LaBeouf’s charity fundraiser for his theatre school Slauson Rec, which is a free performing arts program open and accessible to anyone.
In May, Smith was one of the major celebrity investors behind the $300 million Series E round of funding for Impossible Foods, the plant-based company best known for its “Impossible Burger.”
While it tends to be rare, but there are some celebrities out there who give back in big ways.
Keanu Reeves, for example, is one of the most charitable people in Hollywood and he doesn’t try to make a big deal of it either. In addition to randomly stopping to talk to the homeless or giving stranded travelers a ride, Reeves also secretly funds children’s hospitals. It is also rumored that he gave $20,000 to a crew member of the Matrix because he knew he was having family trouble.
Last year, Actor Chow Yun-fat of the famous movie Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, revealed that he plans on donating his entire $714 million fortune to charity after he dies.
Sam Simon, the writer and producer who helped create the legendary television show The Simpsons, left his entire $100 million fortune to charity after losing his battle with cancer in 2015.