Lupe Fiasco has always been a staunch supporter of everyday people in both his lyrics and his humanitarian efforts. And now, the Food & Liquor emcee plans to help his community by providing meals to the less fortunate throughout the rest of the month of August.
According to HipHopDX, Fiasco’s Lupe Fiasco Foundation is teaming up with the Block By Block initiative to feed at least 100 people daily in honor of Ramadan, having begun their initiative on Monday, Aug. 15 and finishing up on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Fiasco and his collaborators will work in conjunction with The New Birth Christian Center and The West Englewood Methodist Church to provide meals in the Windy City’s Southside and West neighborhoods.
The “Gotta Eat” emcee recently spoke with WCGI’s The Morning Riot about the creation of his new initiative to feed the hungry and how he hopes that this new philanthropic endeavor will continue to grow.
“Well basically, it’s an extension of something that we’re trying to do every year, specifically around the month of Ramadan,” he said. “We basically go and just provide hot meals to different parts of the community around the city.”
“Basically, we just feeding 100 people every day until the end of the month. And hopefully we’ll expand it. So last year, we just did it for a day. This year, we’re doing it for 15, 20 days, and hopefully, it’s something that we keep expanding on. It’s one of the little initiatives we do as part of the Lupe Fiasco Foundation in the community. [At the] same time, too, having educational programs and different stuff like that.”
It’s good to see Fiasco continuing to use his star power to help feed his community with more than just his lyrical food and liquor. –nicholas robinson