An Appetite For Change (AFC), a nonprofit organization who uses food as a tool to build health, wealth and social change has partnered with the Beats & Rhyme crew to create a song, “GROW FOOD”, which addresses the food desserts in the inner city communities across America.
The video is comprised of kids from the North Side of Minneapilos that walk around their community exposing food disparities and champion the importance of people growing their own food and communities being sustainable.
“See in my hood there ain’t really much to eat. Popeyes on the corner, McDonald’s right across the street. All this talk about guns and the drugs, pretty serious, but look at what they feeding ya’ll that’s what’s really killin us.”
The above lyrics represent just a snippet of the track, but really hits the nail on the head when it comes to the malnutrition that is so pervasive in the hood and how that malnutrition adversely impacts the lives of the youth in those communitues.
The kids are super swaggy and incredibly smart. And they deserve a standing ovate as far as I am concerned.
The Beats & Rhyme Crew, are no strangers to success as an organization. They created the nationally acclaimed Hot Cheetos and Takis song, which reached over 14 million YouTube views. Talk about a way to flip the script, challenging junk food that is ever so prevalent in the inner city communities.
It is so lovely to see two non profit organizations collaborate for the win. Shot out to the North Side of Minneapolis and all of the kids from the Beats & Rhymes Crew that were a part of the creation of “GROW FOOD”.
💜Love & Light🌞,
CRISTEN M. MILLS