Rapper Gunna Opens Free Clothing and Grocery Store in His Former Atlanta Middle School
The city of South Fulton, Georgia officially declared Sept. 16 to be Gunna Day, and the rapper celebrated by giving back to the town. The same day, Gunna’s Drip Closet opened at his former middle school, Robert McNair Middle School in College Park, an area in the southern part of Atlanta. Everything inside is free for students and their families.
“Amazing. Perfect,” said the rapper as he saw the project unveiled. “This is things I said I was gonna do when I got in a position to do it, so I just gotta follow that.”
Gunna’s project is in collaboration with Atlanta-based nonprofit, Goodr, which works to combat hunger. “He’s providing a way of life for these families and this is something that is legendary,” said Goodr founder Jasmine Crowe of Gunna. “I don’t think anything like this has been done before in the city of Atlanta.”
Around 900 students and their families will now have access to nutritious food, snacks, toiletries, shoes, clothing and more. Shelves will be replenished every week, and there are even options for those that are vegetarian or vegan.
“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,” said Mayor Bill Edwards.
“It just makes me feel like a better person,” Gunna told CBS46. “It makes me feel like I’m doing what needs to be done for my community.”
Crowe tweeted that families can use the app or website to request food and students can shop for their families whenever they need. “This is a dream come true,” tweeted Crowe. “I’ll never forget today and I am so excited to see the results this access will bring. I have so many people to thank and my heart is full.”
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