The city of South Fulton, Georgia has officially declared September 16 to be Gunna Day.
The rapper posted photos and video of the ceremony in which he was honored by Mayor Bill Edwards, who read an ad that commented on Gunna’s successful career as an artist, raised by a single mother with his four brothers and building up the community.
On the same day, Gunna’s Drip Closet debuted at her old school, Robert McNair Middle School in College Park. Everything inside is free for students.
“Unbelievable. Perfect,” said the rapper when he saw the project unveiled, by CBS 46. “These are things that I said I was going to do when I was able to do it, so I just have to follow this.”
The project is in partnership with the organization of Atlanta Goodr, which fights against hunger. “It provides a way of life for these families and it’s something legendary,” said Goodr founder Jasmine Crowe of Gunna. “I don’t think anything like this has been done before in the city of Atlanta.”
About 900 students and their families will now have access to nutritious food, snacks, toiletries, shoes and clothing, with shelves being replenished weekly.
According to Mayor Edwards’ speech, Gunna has given back tremendously to her community and others. “Since 2018, through her Gunna Great Giveaway Foundation, Gunna has showcased her efforts to serve the greater good, hosting free grocery stores in the community and providing more than $ 100,000 in gift cards to families during the pandemic and provided thousands of families in Houston, Texas with household items after the historic winter storms of 2021.
The address continued, “Now be it resolved that the Mayor and City Council recognize Gunna for his service to the community, applaud his outstanding contributions to the music industry, recognize him for giving a exemplary example to the youth of our community and hereby proclaim, on Thursday, September 16, 2021, Sergio Giovanni ‘Gunna’ Kitchen Day in the town of South Fulton.