Fat Joe is not only a Hip Hop elder statesman and historian, he’s a beloved son of The Bronx.
On Wednesday (November 24), the Terror Squad leader spent Thanksgiving Eve passing out turkeys in his favorite borough and ensured residents in the community wouldn’t go hungry for the holiday.
Joe joined Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz Jr. and Krasdale foods to hand out over 1,000 bags of Thanksgiving groceries to families in need outside of his Up NYC store in Mott Haven.
According to Joe, he and his crew managed to make drop-offs at three different locations to ensure the community was fed.
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“These people are very hungry, disenfranchised, tough times,” Joe told News 12. “I want to get rich enough to do this every day.”
The holiday is a special time for Joe and resident Ross Ortega took note of the rapper’s generosity.
“When you see people like Fat Joe giving back to the communities that he grew up in, like not a lot of them do it, so when it is done it’s very well appreciated,” Ortega said.