A restaurant owned by musician and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi is providing free meals to local government workers and their families during the US federal government shutdown.
JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank announced on Facebook it would provide the free meals to workers hit by the shutdown between 12pm and 2pm local time on Monday.
The meals are a result of a partnership with governor Phil Murphy's organisation the Phil and Tammy Murphy Family Foundation.
JBJ Soul Kitchen opened in 2011, and the restaurant allows customers to pay a donation or volunteer to pay for their meals.
Australian Associated Press