Lupe Fiasco recently announced that his Block By Block initiative set out to feed 100 Chicagoans every day through the rest of August in honor of Ramadan. Speaking with WGCI’s The Morning Riot (via FSD), Lu explained how the endeavor came together.
“Well basically, it’s an extension of something that we’re trying to do every year, specifically around the month of Ramadan,” he said. “We basically go and just provide hot meals to different parts of the community around the city.”
He said that the initiative grew from feeding people for one day to almost the entire month, with hopes to continue expanding the scope of the project.
“Basically, we just feeding 100 people every day until the end of the month. And hopefully we’ll expand it. So last year, we just did it for a day. This year, we’re doing it for 15, 20 days, and hopefully, it’s something that we keep expanding on. It’s one of the little initiatives we do as part of the Lupe Fiasco Foundation in the community. [At the] same time, too, having educational programs and different stuff like that.”
Listen to the rest of the interview below, where he also speaks on the recent stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair and more.