12/05/2016 12:28 AM AEST

Bon Jovi Just Opened A Restaurant For The Greatest Reason


In Jon Bon Jovi's restaurant, paying it forward is more important than paying the bill.

This week the singer opened his second Soul Kitchen restaurant in New Jersey, where guests can pay by either making a donation toward other people's meals or by volunteering in the kitchen. 

It's all part of Bon Jovi's plan to bring attention to hunger and homelessness by opening restaurants where everyone can participate, no matter their income level.

"[Soul Kitchen] just looks like another restaurant," Bon Jovi told CBS News. "And you have to understand that those who are in need sometimes don't have that opportunity to go to a restaurant."

The first Soul Kitchen opened in Red Bank, New Jersey, in 2011. This second location is in nearby Toms River, a community hit especially hard by Hurricane Sandy. It'll be part of a one-stop center that helps people apply for health care and nutritional assistance benefits and prepare for jobs in the food industry, the Associated Press reports.

That's music to our ears.