Gunna gives back to her community in a major way. The rapper teamed up with Goodr to open a grocery and clothing store at his college in Atlanta at no cost to students and their families. The store will provide shoes, clothing, food, toiletries and other essentials to those in need.
Rapper “Drip Too Hard” attended Ronald E. McNair Middle School with his four brothers as a child. Located in the Fulton area, the school is the place of education for many children who live in poverty, according to a press release.
Atlanta news station 11 Alive reported thThe store will benefit 900 students and their families for years to come. The store will be restocked every week and families will also be able to search online for the items their child needs, which will allow them to get a ticket for the school bus ride.
“It just makes me feel like I’m doing what needs to be done for my community,” Gunna shared.
Ahead of the dedication ceremony, the Mayor of South Fulton, Georgia, William “Bill” Edwards also announced “Gunna Kitchens Day” with an official declaring proclamation.
“Now therefore be it resolved that the mayor and city council recognize Gunna for his service to the community, applaud his outstanding contributions to the music industry, recognize him for setting an exemplary example to the young people of our community, and does not hereby proclaim Thursday, September 16, 2021, SERGIO GIOVANNI “GUNNA” KITCHEN DAY in the Town of South Fulton, ”the document read.
Today we opened our very first FREE school @TheGoodrCo grocery school in College Park, GA. Thanks to the hip-hop star @ 1GunnaGunna this store, built in its former college, will serve 900 students and their families for years to come…. #DoGood pic.twitter.com/7WPvls2vFI
– Jasmine Crowe (@jasminecrowe) September 16, 2021
Jasmine Crowe, CEO of Goodr, shared with CBS 46 the impact the store will have on residents of South Fulton.
“He provides a way of life for these families and that’s something legendary,” Crowe said. “I don’t think anything like this has been done before in the city of Atlanta.”
According to the official website, Goodr aims to solve the hunger crisis with not only resources but also efficient logistics.
“We believe that hunger is not a problem of scarcity. It’s a question of logistics, ”says the company. “Goodr provides a secure ledger that tracks an organization’s food surplus from collection to donation, providing real-time social and environmental impact reporting analyzes. The Goodr model aims to provide a triple winning solution by improving an organization’s bottom line through charitable tax donations, reducing its greenhouse gas emissions from landfills, and channeling its surpluses to edible food to local communities in need.
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