Who said rappers can’t be Philanthropists!
Back in October 2011 we reported that 50 cent had launched a new initiative support of World Food Day entitled “Hustle With 50 Cent.” His goal of the program was to provide one million meals to children in the fight against hunger in just one week using his facebook Street King “Like Page” to meet the goal. If one million people liked the page 50 cent offered to give 2 million dollars.
The goal was met and now the hip-hop mogul millionaire has teamed up with the World Food Program (WFP) to see firsthand the effects of hunger in Somalia and Kenya and potentially end the devastating famine in Somalia. “Tens of thousands of women and children have fled to Somalia to flee a devastating famine that killed tens of thousands of people across Somalia” reports WFP.
50 cent mingles with residents, toured refugee camps and even conducted some service learning as he shared food to many hungered adults and children.
The Associated Press reported that “The U.N. last week declared an end to Somalia’s six-month famine, though it said tens of thousands of people still need food aid to survive. The British government estimates that between 50,000 and 100,000 people died from the famine’s effects”.
Good to see hip-hop expanding their talents beyond the music and empowering communities at home and across the world.