(AllHipHop News) Port Arthur bred and renowned Houston, Texas rapper/professor Bun B is celebrating the anniversary of “Bun B Day” in Houston this weekend.
Heralded by Mayor Annise Parker for his commitment to community service, Bun B will be celebrating the honor bestowed upon him, with a special food drive for the Houston Food Bank on Thursday (August 30) from 4-7 p.m. at the Food Bank’s headquarters.
During the food drive, Bun B will meet and greet fans and thank them for making donations of non-perishable food items and money to help feed fellow Houston residents.
“To be honored with my own day by Mayor Parker and the Council is something I don’t take lightly,” Bun B told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “It is my hope that the day becomes synonymous with honor, good will, and helping one’s fellow-man. Partnering with the Houston Food Bank is the first step. Join us in our effort to begin a new tradition of unity in the human community on August 30!”
Bun B’s event is set to kick off just a few days before the start of Hunger Action Month, a push by food banks and hunger relief agencies across the country, with the aim of getting celebrities, school children and other members of society to help fight hunger in their community.
In Houston, the theme for the month is “Hunger Bites, Bites Back,” which has a double meaning.
The meaning behind the slogan stems from the fact that one, hunger is a bad thing; two, that it has a painful, biting effect on those who suffer from it; and that we as citizens can all “bite back,” by taking action to help those in need.
The Houston Food Bank is the nation’s largest sized Feeding America food bank and source of food for hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties.
They have been named one of 10 Top-Notch Charities across the nation by Charity Navigator for maintaining a network of nearly 500 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feeding a total of 137,000 people each week.
The Houston Food Bank also provides more than 50 million nutritious meals annually.
For those attending as volunteers, the Houston Food Bank has asked that all photos be Tweeted and information about the event hashtagged using #BunBHFB.