Jaden Smith celebrates birthday with free vegan food truck for the homeless

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

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Jaden Smith performs at Lollapalooza Thursday. | Kate Scott/For the Sun-Times

Jaden Smith performs at Lollapalooza in 2019.

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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.

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.

”The @ILoveYouRestaurant Is A Movement That Is All About Giving People What They Deserve, Healthy, Vegan Food For Free,” Smith wrote in the caption of a video showing people lined up to receive the bags of food. “Today We Launched Our First One Day Food Truck Pop-Up in Downtown LA. Keep A Look Out Because This Is The First Of Many.”

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.

Read more at usatoday.com.

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