2 Chainz is giving back to the healthcare professionals working on the frontlines in his home city of Atlanta. On Thursday (April 16), the Rap Or Go To The League spitter teamed up with his business partner Mychel “Snoop” Dillard to provide free lunches for hundreds of medical workers at Atlanta’s Southern Regional Medical Center.
The two picked up meals from their co-owned local eateries, Escobar Restaurant and Tapas Lounge, and organized the hospital drop-off through 2 Chainz’s TRU Foundation.
“Born and raised in Atlanta, this city has always been my home,” 2 Chainz told The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. “Seeing our healthcare workers putting their lives at risk everyday to keep our city, state and country safe is remarkable.”
“When things affect our community, it’s only right that we contribute in any way possible — we are looking to do that with food for the healthcare workers of Southern Regional Medical Center,” Dillard added.
2 Chainz also posted about the charitable offering on Instagram, writing, “You are all appreciated.”
The Atlanta-born rapper is one of many hip hop stars who have shown their appreciation for healthcare workers amidst the pandemic. Last month, Lizzo sent free lunches to emergency room staff at the University of Washington Medical Center’s Montlake and to medical professionals at the University of Minnesota affiliate hospital in Minneapolis. Cardi B also donated 20,000 vegan meal supplements to healthcare workers at hospitals across New York City.
2 Chainz’s TRU Foundation has previously provided free lunches and toys for Atlanta children, yearly rent for the area’s disabled veterans and homes for low-income families. Last December, the rapper bought 100 pairs of basketball shoes for Atlanta kids after hosting his annual TRU 2 Hoops Basketball Tournament.
“It’s about giving back to the kids,” he told 11 Alive at the time. “We have young men here from ages 10 through 13 and I like to come out here personally—work out with them, bring some of my personal athlete friends out here, some of my celebrity influence, bring them out here and mentor the kids.”