Jaden Smith Partners with Cafe Gratitude to Bring Free Meals to LA’s Skid Row
Actor and musician Jaden Smith, together with his vegan I LOVE YOU Food Truck have recently partnered with Café Gratitude, to bring free meals to the food insecure community of Los Angeles through a co-created vegan meal named the “I LOVE YOU Bowl.” Starting today, the I LOVE YOU Bowl is served at all Café Gratitude locations, with a goal to serve 10,000 bowls in house, and then to serve 10,000 free meals on Skid Row from the I LOVE YOU truck in 2020.
Smith Family Executive Chef, Tabitha George, who curates the menu for the I LOVE YOU truck, created a special version of their I LOVE YOU Bowl to complement Café Gratitude’s menu. The I LOVE YOU Bowl is made with seasonal ingredients, including Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, forbidden black rice, quinoa, and more.
Initiated in July of this year, Smith’s I LOVE YOU Food Truck has made three stops, and served 1,500 fresh vegan meals and 5,400 bottles of Just Water to members of unhoused communities, with a long-term goal of organizing monthly I LOVE YOU Food Truck activations starting in the Los Angeles area, and spreading love and support the well-being of communities experiencing food and/or housing insecurity by offering sustainable water and high-quality vegan meals.
Similarly—and hence the partnership—over the past eight years, Café Gratitude has been providing guests with the opportunity to enjoy affordable plant-based meals with their Grateful Bowl, a community-supported meal. To date, they have served over 800,000 Grateful Bowls at under $5 per meal.
Head to your nearest Cafe Gratitude location to enjoy an I LOVE YOU Bowl today.
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