It was not a typical school day for the students attending McNair Middle School Thursday afternoon as Atlanta rapper Gunna made a surprise appearance to share exciting news.
Thanks to him and Goodr founder Jasmine Crowe, over 900 students at his childhood school will now have access to an exclusive grocery and clothing store, Gunna’s Drip Closet, in which every item will be available free of charge.
“He’s providing a way of life for these families and this is something that is legendary,” Crowe said to CBS46. “I don’t think anything like this has been done before in the city of Atlanta.”
In addition to support from heavy hitter Gunna, the closet was built in three days thanks to additional help from Footlocker and Reebok, and of course, Goodr. As AfroTech previously reported, the food waste startup reroutes meals from cafeterias and restaurants to provide meals to those in need. Families can select food, clothing, and hygiene products through Goodr’s application and website. Plus, all products will be restocked weekly.
“This is things I said I was gonna do when I got in a position to do it so I just gotta follow that,” said Gunna, according to CBS46.
Today we opened our first ever FREE in-school @TheGoodrCo grocery school in College Park, GA. Thanks to Hip-Hop Star @1GunnaGunna this store, built in his former middle school will serve 900 students and their families for years to come…. #DoGoodr pic.twitter.com/7WPvls2vFI
— Jasmine Crowe (@jasminecrowe) September 16, 2021
On Thursday, Gunna’s community efforts were recognized as Mayor William “Bill” Edwards declared Sept.16 will now be known as Sergio Giavanni “Gunna” Kitchens Day in the rapper’s hometown of South Fulton, GA.
According to Complex, an official declaration stated: “Since 2018, through his Gunna Great Giveaway Foundation, Gunna has exhibited his efforts to serve the greater good, by hosting free grocery stores in the community and providing over $100,000 in gift cards to families during the pandemic and supplied thousands of families in Houston, Texas with household items after the 2021 historic winter storms.”
Congratulations to Gunna!