YG and Mustard revealed today that they’re giving back to their communities through the donation of $100,000 worth of free meals. Hot New Hip Hop says that the two young performing artists are working with Postmates and Fishbone Seafood to feed LA residents.
In recent news, YG and Mustard obtained part ownership of Fishbone Seafood Restaurants, and through this new venture, the duo is using their resources to donate $100,000 worth of food with the help of Postmates.
In a statement, YG claimed that he met the owners of the restaurant at a gas station once, and the owner told YG that he wanted to do business together. YG then called Mustard and told him about the opportunity. Both parties knew it was the right thing to do.
Mustard went on to say in the statement that COVID-19 has hit brown and black communities the hardest, and neither of them has forgotten their roots. They feel a sense of obligation and duty to help people who are less fortunate than them.
According to Hot New Hip Hop, YG and Mustard created The Mustard Plate – a grilled meal with sautéed vegetables and filet sole – and the YG Plate, which is grilled filet sole with vegetables as well. In the following week, the outlet claims, YG and Mustard will donate another $50,000 worth of meals to varying LA organizations.
YG and Mustard aren’t the only performing artists to give back to their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, as the United States went into lockdown, Cardi B announced she was donating approximately 20,000 worth of vegan meal replacement drinks to a local hospital.
Moreover, stars such as Cody Simpson and Miley Cyrus revealed they were going to cook tacos for their local hospital as well.
In other news, Netflix revealed they were going to drop a $130 million donation to black colleges throughout the United States following the Black Lives Matter protests that kicked off around the world.