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Greater Chicago Food Depository

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Greater Chicago Food Depository is a non-profit organization that has been working for years to stop hunger in the Illinois and Cook County communities. 200,000 pounds of food is distributed on a daily to people in need. They distribute food through our network of partner agencies and programs, including free distributions and responses for children, older adults and veterans.

wha-we-do-distributionThe food the organization distributes are donations, purchased or part of federal government programs such as Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). Food donations happen at every point along a supply chain, from farmers and manufacturers to distributors, wholesalers and retail grocers. They buy in bulk in order to meet the needs of our community and aim to cater to their nutritional needs. About 700 food drives are set with sponsors from community organizations, professional and Local businesses, schools and faith groups each year.

producemobileVolunteers and employees at our food bank and training centre help prepare food for distribution. Before distribution, the food is inspected, sorted, repacked and labelled and picked up by climate-controlled vehicles which distribute food safely throughout Cook County.

So as we strive to end hunger in Cook County, let’s come together for the Greater Chicago Food Depository Hunger Walk as we help raise funds and create awareness for the fight!

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God’s Plan is TOP of the BILLBOARD HOT 100

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God’s plan makes it to the top of the HOT Billboard 100. Way to Go, Drake! I believe this song has earned its place in the bill. The concept of the song itself and the video is different and breaks stereotypes and like that Grape Juice article rightly said, the video tosses the rule book out of the window for a hit single.

Drake has proved that it is not all about the flashy cars, women, million dollar mansions, “ill” effects, that make a video popular but you can gain popularity or be appreciated through simplicity, and these elements are seen in the God’s Plan video. He gives away all of the $996,631.90, which was the budget for the video.

He made everyone a part of the production. The focus was on the community for a change and various people who needed some financial support, and not all about the artist. Through this Hit Single, he definitely touched lived. Drake definitely drove this a different direction.

So inspiring!!!

MY LOVE FOR “AFROBEATS”

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Afrobeats is a modern genre of music, which originated from West Africa and was invented by Fela Kuti. It incorporates elements of traditional Yoruba music and Ghanaian highlife with the Western sounds of jazz, funk, and soul.

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Fela Kuti

 

The Afrobeats genre has become more mainstream and popular outside of West Africa. There are a lot African and foreign collaborations, and as a result, you can hear Afrobeats music on several playlists and radio. The genre not only focuses on the music you sense of the African culture.

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DJ Neptizzle

It is fascinating to see people not necessarily African, championing the genre. Dj Neptizzle is a top UK Vietnamese DJ I admire. He fully represents Afrobeats in the UK, and nothing held him back, not even the language barrier. He may not understand the language as much but he definitely follows the culture and rhythm, and this reflects his style of djing.

 

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Mix By DJ NEPTIZZLE

Many countries personalise the genre and add their flavour to it. So, there is British Afrobeats, Ghanaian, Nigerian, Jamaican and the list goes on. This makes the genre live on and makes it appreciated by many.