Grammy-nominated rapper Gunna has teamed up with sustainable food waste management and hunger relief company Goodr to open a free grocery store at his former Atlanta middle school.
The new grocery store at Ronald E. McNair Middle School, which Gunna attended as a teenager, will serve more than 900 students. It will be stocked full of the rapper’s favorite foods and snacks, as well as fresh produce and toiletries. There's even a “Drip Closet” section of the store that will offer clothes and sneakers: sweatshirts, Gunna merch, and even Nike Air Jordans.
“I have the highest regard for Gunna’s dedication to giving back to the community that raised him,” Goodr founder and CEO Jasmine Crowe said of the collaboration in a statement. “Goodr and Gunna have teamed for the greater good several times in the past couple years. His commitment is inspiring.”
Gunna’s Goodr Grocery Store and Drip Closet is the first Goodr Grocery Store. The company plans to bring more of these free grocery stores to high poverty schools and community centers across the United States.
“I didn’t have life that good coming up,” the rapper told Billboard of growing up in College Park, on the southside of Atlanta, where his mom worked in the cafeteria. “I wasn’t born with a lot of money. We weren’t dirt poor but we weren’t rich. All I knew was struggle. My family taught me about saving and how to stretch to make ends meet.” Gunna's mother also told him to "never forget where he came from."
Gunna's been keeping busy lately, as he recently scored his second No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with DS4Ever. He is also gearing up to perform during DirecTV and Maxim’s Super Bowl LVI weekend party in Los Angeles on February 11.
See a video of Gunna's new grocery store below.
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