Rapper G-Eazy, through his Endless Summer Fund, will be feeding San Francisco youth for the following month.
The Bay Area native and his charity organization will be working with Larkin Street Youth Services, a local non-profit group, to feed the at-risk youth in the area.
"The Bay is my home and I want to help and support my community however I can", the 26-year-old rapper said. He added that we are all in this together and expressed hope that others will join him in "in supporting our communities however they can."
The children facing risks of starvation due to the coronavirus outbreak will be welcomed at the local youth services' drop-in sites.
G-Eazy then explains that although the Bay Area is a beautiful and popular place to live in, there are still homeless kids sleeping outside every night. It is estimated that there are more than a thousand homeless children in San Francisco.
For other kids who would not be able to access Larkin's dropping sites due to California's shelter in place order, a food truck will be going around and delivering food. The "No Limit" and "Sober" rapper will be working with Mi Morena, a local food truck serving lunch daily. Mi Morena also works with another organization, La Cocina, to deliver food to affected people in the area.
La Cocina is also a non-profit, which helps address issues of equity in the business for "women, immigrants, and people of color."
The artist, whose real name is Gerald Earl Gillium, is a rapper, songwriter, and philanthropist. He has released two works, "The Epidemic LP" in 2009 and "Must Be Nice" in 2012, before signing up with Sony subsidiary RCA Records to release his second studio album, "These Things Happen", in 2014 and would enter the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. It would soon be followed by three more studio albums to date: "When It's Dark Out" in 2015, "The Beautiful & Damned" in 2017, and the upcoming "These Things Happen Too" initially scheduled for release later this year.
In 2016, G-Eazy would go on to headline a tour with fellow rapper Logic. The string of shows across North America, titled "The Endless Summer Tour," would also include performances from YG, Yo Gotti, and would earn support from fellow hip-hop artists Lil Uzi Vert, YBN Nahmir, Ty Dolla $ign, and Murda Beatz.
Following his Endless Summer tour, he launched the "Endless Summer Fund" back in 2018 at an inaugural event. It was also held at Larkin's where G-Eazy and Puma, the shoe line the rapper collaborated with, donated 50,000 dollars. The initiative is a non-profit organization working towards ending youth homelessness.
On the other hand, the Larkin Street Youth Services is among San Francisco's largest and most active non-profits. Since its founding back in 1984, Larkin's have helped more than 75,000 youths find a "safe place to rebuild their lives." Aside from shelters, the organization also provides education and training to help kids get back on their feet.
As of March 27, the coronavirus map provided by the Johns Hopkins University tallies California's confirmed positives at a little over 4,000 cases, and more than 70 fatalities.