Singer Jon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, are busy showing the world how to put celebrity to good use. The Bon Jovi's have just opened their second New Jersey restaurant, places called "Soul Kitchens," in an effort to bring attention to the problem of hunger while doing something about it.
The restaurants, which look like ordinary eating establishments, are intended to provide meals to anyone, whether they can afford to be dining out or not. People who eat at the Soul Kitchens may pay for their meals in the traditional manner and then purchase a "pay it forward" certificate to help fund for the meal of another diner - or they may work off the cost of their meal by volunteering in the kitchen. The end result is that many people are able to enjoy the experience of dining in a restaurant.
Not every old rocker is blessed with a conscience or the desire to do good for others - Ted Nugent leaps to mind - but Jon Bon Jovi is out there setting a very high standard in the field of human kindness and caring. He and his wife are the good Americans we all should strive to be.