In the spirit of giving back and showing gratitude, here's what Lola Brooke, Quavo, Rick Ross, YG, and more did for their communities this Thanksgiving.
Fat Joe, Ne-Yo, Quavo, Lola Brooke gives out free turkeys for Thanksgiving
HipHop gives back to the community for Thanksgiving 2023.
This year, several of the biggest names in hip-hop and beyond hosted charity events and turkey drives for families in need. Among those giving back are Fat Joe, ASAP Ferg, Ne-Yo, Quavo, YG.
Taking to his Instagram on Tuesday (November 21), thousands of people were lined up for blocks in his hometown to pick up bags with some of their favorite Thanksgiving goods. In a clip posted on his Instagram page, the “All The Way Up” hitmaker said, “Every year, you know people hungry out here, man. The lines are like four times bigger. I’m happy to help, you know? You come over here, you get a Turkey, you get stuffing, you get rice… candied yams… I remember years when my mother had to borrow money to get Thanksgiving [dinner] and the fact that we can give thousands of families Thanksgiving… it’s a beautiful thing. God is great, man.”
“LOOK AT THIS LINE WAIT FOR THE END I PROMISE YOU IT WILL INSPIRE YOU ALL. Thanksgiving food drive UP NYC hosted by Fat Joe How much bigger can a mans heart get,” Nuñez captioned his clip. “Joe doesn’t need anything Joe can be doing something else with his time But instead for the holidays he returns back to areas that underserve communities to share and give back Love ,Nutrition & Support. So proud of you Joe continue on as a ray of light, May God continue bless you. STORE # 1 THE OTHER TWO STORES I HEARD THE LINE ARE BIGGER.”
Check out a round-up of some of the ways some of the biggest names in entertainment gave back this year.
The Brooklyn-native rapper alongside her Team 80 labelmate Bleezy, generously served approximately 200 kids from the Children of Promise organization in her Brooklyn neighborhood, which focuses on providing therapeutic services to children and youth with incarcerated parents. Brooke’s gesture was a group effort with Sei Less Restaurant and co-owner Dara Mirjahangiry. Together, they offered the children an Asian fusion twist on traditional Thanksgiving dishes.
On Wednesday, (November 21). The "Miss Independent" singer collaborated with Performance Foodservice to provide Thanksgiving meals for 200 single mothers and their children at the City of Refuge in Atlanta, an organization dedicated to assisting individuals and families in crisis. The org offers programs such as safe housing for homeless single mothers, skills training for the unemployed, and support for victims of sex trafficking. The Grammy Award winner, along with his four children, served up meals and later performed, took photos, and signed autographs.
Migos rapper Quavo brought back an expanded version of his annual turkey giveaway this year to include his Huncho Farms farmers market to provide turkeys and holiday meals, household items, and gift cards in an effort to support over 250 local families in the Atlanta community. Quavo also released his Huncho Farms Cookbook with plenty of holiday recipes and healthy cooking tips.
YG partnered up with the Zeus Network and fashion brand Rosecrans for a Thanksgiving drive in Compton on Monday. Through the rapper’s 4Hunnid Ways Foundation, turkeys and supplies were provided to hundreds of families at Campanella Park. The foundation aims to address issues including inadequate education, homelessness, and community re-adjustment through personal growth and development programs.