For rapper-turned-entrepreneur David Banner, the opportunity to participate in the 44th annual Hosea Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving is particularly poignant. He was once homeless before he secured his first record deal.
So it made sense that he would eagerly perform at the Georgia World Congress Center for the thousands who came to be fed. The renowned socially-conscious rapper was also honored at the GWCC for his success and because of his nonstop philanthropic endeavors. Pioneering female rapper Da Brat also volunteered her services at the event.
Hundreds of volunteers spend all night fixing about 9,000 meals for the homeless and working poor. It’s organized by Hosea Feed The Hungry, which was founded by a local civil rights leader – the late Reverend Hosea Williams.
More than 5,000 people are expected at the 44th annual Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless event at the Georgia World Congress Center. Another 4,000 meals will be hand-delivered to those who are sick or can’t leave their homes.
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