The hip-hop community is most certainly in the giving spirit this holiday season. Bay Area rapper Mistah F.A.B. recently announced his 7th annual turkey giveaway as Birdman prepares for his food distribution day in New Orleans and Atlanta.
According to a press release, per HipHopDX, Mistah F.A.B. is linking up with Dope Era clothing for a turkey and clothing giveaway.
"The group is committed to making a difference in the lives of Oakland residents in need by providing hot meals as well as warm coats for the winter season," the press release states. "A buffet dinner will be served at no cost to deserving families and individuals. The gathering will take place near Northside Supermarket on the corner of 45th and Market Street in North Oakland. In addition, frozen turkeys, non-perishable food items, care packages with home products/toiletries, coats, clothing and blankets will also be available to families in need."
The statistics for Mistah F.A.B.'s community states there are an estimated 5,304 homeless adults, accompanied by 2,079 children in Alameda County. He hopes to make some positive change in the community by providing for those less fortunate.
"By presenting the Annual Turkey and Coat Giveaway, Mistah F.A.B. hopes to make a difference in the lives of those who reside in the community he was raised in," the press release reads.
"I used to go in the store and me and my friends would go in the store and run out with all the turkeys. And be like, 'F--k it.' You heard me? And go bring them back into the project. We had no food. Nobody had nothing to eat," he said. "So we'll go in there, take the turkeys, have some of the females go get the dressings. And we go in the projects and we stay in a circle. And we feed the whole circle. We gonna do that shit like Monday through Friday until they really stop letting us in the muthaf--ka."
In 18 years, he has given away almost 50,000 turkeys.
Stay tuned for more updates on Mistah F.A.B. and Birdman's philanthropic efforts.