Atlanta rappers Killer Mike and T.I. are collaborating with PAWkids to assist with food insecurity in Atlanta.
The pair will hit the Bankhead Seafood parking lot Wednesday afternoon to serve food to 500 Atlanta residents and offer $500 in cash per household to several families. PAWkids, a family enrichment center founded and run by Latonya Gates, serves Atlanta’s Grovepark community.
The food is being provided by Mercedes-Benz, which partners with PAWkids to bring 1,000 meals weekly for families in need.
In addition to distributing the food at Bankhead Seafood, Killer Mike (aka Michael Render) and T.I. (aka Tip Harris), will also head to different families’ homes on Wednesday and surprise them with food and hygiene products.
Both rappers are actively engaged in the Atlanta community. T.I. spearheads Harris Community Works, while Killer Mike’s philanthropy and activism extends to working with Next Level Boys Academy and numerous Atlanta charities.
The pair also teamed last year to re-open Bankhead Seafood, a 50-year neighborhood staple that closed in 2018. T.I. recently told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that plans “came to a screeching halt” due to the coronavirus pandemic, but “we’re set to hit the ground running.”
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