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Today is Houston's 176th birthday and Bernard "Bun B" Freeman Day

CharityHouston Food BankAnnise Parker

Today is Houston's 176th birthday! But that's not all there is to celebrate. Today is also Bernard "Bun B' Freeman Day!

Mayor Annise Parker made it official on August 30, 2011. The rapper was honored with his very own day for all his contributions to the city and his charitable work. This year, Bun celebrated the day with a food drive at the Houston Food Bank. Bun's event got the ball rolling for Hunger Action Month. That's when food banks and hunger relief organizations across the country aim to help stop hunger in their community.

A great day for a great cause. Happy Birthday, Houston! And Happy Bun B Day!

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