“Hip Hop for Hunger” fundraiser made a profound impact.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the number of people in the Bronx in poverty is about 30%. Yesterday, September 16th, people came together to combat poverty. Specifically, poverty in the Bronx. According to News 12 The Bronx, “Bronx businesses and artists used their talents for a good cause Saturday during the “Hip Hop for Hunger” fundraiser at the Andrew Freedman Home”.
Additionally, this event was hosted by Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz. These two even performed. Also, there were said to have been some surprise guests. All proceeds raised during the occasion were donated to the New York Food Bank. According to the Bronx Times, “Eat NYC, the Bronx Food and Wine Festival, Windows of Hip Hop, and AVAL and Co. Runway Production” all curated the affair. Ultimately, it encompassed food, fashion, and fun tunes.
Lastly, the Bronx is said to be the “highest among the Five Boroughs” in regard to its poverty percentage. So, it is wonderful to see Hip Hop helping to remedy this problem- one community at a time.