Jaden Smith Partners with Café Gratitude to Bring Free Meals to LA’s Skid Row - Food & Beverage Magazine

Jaden Smith Partners with Café Gratitude to Bring Free Meals to LA’s Skid Row

SAY I LOVE YOU WITH A MEAL
Co-Founder of JUST Water, Actor, Musician, and Activist Jaden Smith and his I LOVE YOU Food Truck have partnered with Los Angeles plant-based staple, Café Gratitude, to serve love and nourishment to the food insecure community of Los Angeles through a delicious co-created vegan meal aptly named the “I LOVE YOU Bowl”. Starting October 16th, the I LOVE YOU Bowl will be served at all Café Gratitude locations. Our goal is to serve 10,000 bowls in Café Gratitude to then serve 10,000 free meals on Skid Row from the I LOVE YOU truck in 2020.

FOOD THAT NOURISHES THE SOUL
Jaden Smith is pleased to welcome Café Gratitude and Executive Chef Dreux Ellis to join in the I LOVE YOU movement. Smith Family Executive Chef, Tabitha George, who curates the I LOVE YOU menu, crafted a special version of the I LOVE YOU Bowl, inspired by a bowl crafted specifically for the Smith Family, to complement Café Gratitude’s menu.

SEASONAL INGREDIENTS
The I LOVE YOU Bowl will include seasonal ingredients such as brussel sprouts and butternut squash, with forbidden black rice, quinoa, and more. Each meal is served in a custom flamingo pink ceramic bowl, donated by Homer Laughlin Dinnerware, with a handwritten message from Jaden saying, “‘I LOVE YOU”‘ hidden at the bottom.

LOVE IS SERVED
Over the past eight years, Café Gratitude has paved the way in providing guests the
opportunity to enjoy affordable plant-based, healthy meals with their Grateful Bowl, a community-supported meal. To date, Cafe Gratitude has served over 800,000 Grateful Bowls at under $5 per meal. In this heartfelt partnership both the I LOVE YOU Food Truck and Café Gratitude will continue to ensure that love is served for all.

ABOUT CAFÉ GRATITUDE
With four locations throughout California, Café Gratitude celebrates being alive and
honoring the earth with organic, sustainable and vegan cuisine made with high-quality,
locally sourced ingredients. Executive Chef Dreux Ellis oversees the menu with the goal
of reminding diners to love life and feel grateful for every day, through the food, service
and environment at Café Gratitude.

For more information about Café Gratitude, please visit CafeGratitude.com.

ABOUT I LOVE YOU FOOD TRUCK
I LOVE YOU Food Truck is a nonprofit initiative of Jaden Smith and the Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation. The mission of I LOVE YOU Food Truck is to spread love and support the well-being of communities experiencing food and/or housing insecurity by offering sustainable water and fresh, high-quality, and delicious vegan meal options. With the goal of nourishing the heart, mind, and body, I LOVE YOU Food Truck supports and creates initiatives designed to address the causes of food and housing insecurity.

Since July 2019, the I LOVE YOU Food Truck has made three stops (Los Angeles & New York), serving 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.

For more information, please visit ILoveYouRestaurant.org or follow the I LOVE YOU Food Truck on Instagram at @ILoveYouRestaurant.

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