Usher and local organizations donated more than 500 meals to those in need

Atlanta native and music icon Usher joined HUNGRY and Sunfare helped provide meals ahead of Thanksgiving
Photo of Usher, HUNGRY and Sunfare officials at  Freedom Village Family Service Center
Photo of Usher, HUNGRY and Sunfare officials at Freedom Village Family Service Center(Bellamy Brewster)
Published: Nov. 24, 2022 at 11:45 AM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Atlanta native and music icon Usher partnered with HUNGRY and Sunfare to help provide more than 500 healthy meals to a housing center for homeless women, children, and veterans ahead of Thanksgiving.

The food giveaway took place at the Freedom Village Family Service Center in the metro Atlanta area.

Usher, whose real name is Usher Raymond IV, says giving back to his community is very special to him.

“Giving back to others, especially in my hometown, is so important to me. Sharing today with my sons, Cinco and Naviyd, felt especially good since this gift of serving over 500 hot meals is helping other families locally be able to enjoy the holiday,” said Usher.

Photo of Usher and volunteers providing food for those in need
Photo of Usher and volunteers providing food for those in need(Bellamy Brewster)

According to officials, HUNGRY provides businesses with food solutions from top chefs and restaurants; the company was founded in 2017. The meals were prepared by J’s Kitchen, officials say.

Officials add that Sunfare “prepares personalized healthy meals and delivers them right to your front door. No matter what you want to achieve, from losing weight and getting healthy to simply enjoy the convenience of having delicious food delivered to your doorstep, we can help.

The music sensation is known for his illustrious award-winning music career. He is best known for multiple hits, including You Don’t Have to Call, You Remind Me, U Got It Bad, My Boo, Fed Up with DJ Khaled, Love in This Club, Lovers, and Friends featuring Atlanta rap legends Ludacris and Lil Jon, My Life, Your Entertainment with Atlanta rap legend T.I., Daddy’s Home, Yeah with Ludacris and Lil Jon, and many more.

Led by his ground-breaking single Yeah, which was released in 2004, quickly shot to No. 1 on Billboard Top 100 and won the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration award at the 47th annual Grammy Awards in 2005. It was named the No. 2 best song for the decade of 2000-2009 on the Billboard Top 100.

The song was also featured on his album titled, “Confessions” which has since gone on to sell more than 20 million records worldwide.