While other newly 21-year-olds celebrate their birthdays by partying, Jaden decided to bring in his birthday a little differently.
On July 8th, Jaden – son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith – celebrated his birthday by launching his first pop-up location of I Love You Restaurant, which is a food truck that provides free vegan meals to the homeless. Jaden introduced the I Love You Restaurant food truck to the homeless community in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles and plans to serve as an aid to homeless communities in other regions by offering free and healthy vegan food.
In a photo of the I Love You Restaurant food truck on Smith’s Instagram, he captioned, “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 lookout because this is the first one of many.” The young yet admirable community activist was praised by many at-large celebrities for his amazing efforts to aid the homeless, including Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, and Jordin Sparks.
Although not the loudest voice in the vegan community, Jaden Smith has indeed been an advocate for veganism and healthier environmental practices. In May, for example, the popular music artist joined many other celebrity investors in helping fund a $300 million Series E round for the plant-based company Impossible Foods, which the company will use to further increase its production capacity of the Impossible Burger.