Lupe Fiasco Aims to Feed Chicago’s Hungry
Lupe Fiasco made his name with 'Food & Liquor,' the title he gave his socially conscious 2006 debut, but now he's dishing up something a bit more nutritious.
Beginning Mon., Aug. 15 through Wed., Aug. 31, the Muslim rapper will mark the holy month of Ramadan by distributing free meals to needy people throughout his hometown of Chicago.
The bespectacled MC aims to feed at least 100 individuals each day, serving up grub in the Windy City's Southside and West neighborhoods, according to the Chicago hip-hop blog Fake Shore Drive. The effort marks a collaboration between the Block by Block Initiative and the rapper's own Lupe Fiasco Foundation.
Meals will be available at the West Englewood Methodist Church and New Birth Christian Center. More information is available at the foundation's website.