Actor Jaden Smith celebrates his birthday by giving back

Jaden Smith found a philanthropic way to celebrate his 21st birthday: by bringing free vegan meals to the homeless in Los Angeles.

The entertainer, actor and entrepreneur continued the activism that has become a hallmark in his career by giving back to those in need.


“I love what you are doing man.”


Smith took to Instagram on Sunday to unveil the I Love You restaurant food truck, which he took to the Skid Row area of Los Angeles to dole out free food. Homelessness in Los Angeles is up 16% over last year across the city, according to a 2019 report from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

Fellow celebrities applauded Smith for giving back to the people of Los Angeles experiencing homelessness.

“This is so dope,” Kevin Hart commented. “I love what you are doing man.”

“WOW,” SZA added in a comment. “ICON ENERGY.”

Yara Shahidi commented, “This is incredible,” while Bella Thorne added, “This is amazing.”

Taraji P. Henson let Smith know how pleased she was with his work: “PROUD OF YOU YOUNG MAN!!!!!”

Smith, the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, collaborated with a church in Flint, Michigan, in March to help bring clean water to the city. His JUST goods company joined forces with First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church to install a mobile water filtration system known as “The Water Box” to help reduce lead and other contaminants.

Source: USA Today