Jon Bon Jovi's restaurant to provide free meals to furloughed workers on Monday

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ABC/ Ida Mae AstuteFurloughed government workers who’ve been “livin’ on a prayer” since the government shutdown will get a helping hand on Monday, thanks to Jon Bon Jovi.

The rocker’s JBJ Soul Kitchen, a Red Bank, NJ community restaurant which allows people to pay what they wish for a meal, or volunteer there in exchange for food, is offering free meals for furloughed Federal workers and their families on MLK Day, Monday. 

In partnership with the Murphy Family Foundation, run by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife, the restaurant will be serving the workers from noon to 2 p.m.  All you need to do is bring proof of federal employment.

The eatery said in a Facebook posting, “In line with our mission, Federal workers are encouraged to join us for a delicious meal and to learn about additional support and resources available in our community.” 

Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea established the JBJ Soul Kitchen in 2011.  Since then, it’s served more than 94,000 meals.

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