Sunnyside I.A.M. Youth Group to present Hip Hop 4 Hunger Can Food Drive on Nov. 18

FLAGSTAFF — The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association’s I.A.M. Youth group will host the annual Hip Hop 4 Hunger Can Food Drive from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at Killip Elementary School, 2600 E. Sixth Ave., Flagstaff.

This is an all age’s event that will include music, dancing and fun for everyone. Please join us, the group reported in a media release. This event is intended to help feed families in a time of need. The importance here is food so the event will double as a drop off location for people to donate canned goods. All of the food collected will be donated to the Northern Arizona Food Bank.  The event is sponsored in part by the “A Beautiful Life – Hermosa Vida – Nizhóní Iiná” initiative that promotes healthy lifestyles in recognition that a healthy life is a beautiful life.

The event consists of local musicians donating their time to perform for the cause. Hip Hop Artists performing at the event include Classik, Carrillo, Raw Sewage Records, L.A.Y.N.M (Christian rap group), and Southwest Mafia. The event will also include Alena Chavez and Monico Nunez, who will be performing traditional Mexican music. The event will also be showcasing the super talented dancer Steven Herrera who will be “pop-locking” which is a form of Break dancing.

The Sunnyside I.A.M. Youth group works with existing resources in the community to make changes and impact the quality of life for others. The group involves civic activities while maintaining an overall focus on life-skills and leadership training and is part of the Weed and Seed Initiative led by the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association. This event is directly hosted, planned, and provided by the Sunnyside I.A.M. Youth group.

A donation of $2 or 2 canned food items is suggested but no one will be turned away for lack of funds or donations.

The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association is at 2304 N. Third St. and donations can be made online through PayPal at

Please call 928-213-5900 or 928-525-6060 for more information.

The project partners appreciate the public’s interest and participation in this event. For more information about “A Beautiful Life, contact Julio Quezada by email at by mail, 2304 North Third St., Flagstaff AZ 86004; by fax, 928-213-5460; or by phone, 928-525-6060.