Ludacris To Feed 500 Families For Thanksgiving

Ludacris will bring holiday cheer to 500 Atlanta families this Thanksgiving, via his non-profit organization, The Ludacris Foundation. This weekend (November 22 & 23rd), Luda and the foundation's LudaCares program will distribute Thanksgiving turkeys and pies to underprivileged residents of metro Atlanta.

"This is the foundation's sixth year giving away turkeys and distributing food boxes for Thanksgiving," Ludacris revealed. "I especially look forward to this time of year because it allows me directly touch the people we are trying to help."

On the 22nd the foundation will distribute food items to areas on the Southside of Atlanta.

On the 23rd, Ludacris will be on the North side of Atlanta, distributing more food to local residents in need of a hand this holiday.

The events are private, for recipient families who have been pre-selected by community organizations who have partnered with the Ludacris Foundation.

"Our major focus is youth — at the holiday time we uplift youth by uplifting the family" added Ludacris' mother Roberta Shields, who is also President of The Ludacris Foundation. "The Foundation helps people year around through our LudaCares Program. We want to do something to help families have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day — It's a great feeling to sit with your love ones and share the many blessings that God has bestowed upon us. If we add to their blessings in a small way then we have accomplished our goal."

Sam's Club, The Schwan Food Company and GM are sponsors of the holiday food boxes that needy families will receive.

The Ludacris Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization which was founded in 2001 by Ludacris.

Black Enterprise magazine recently named The Ludacris Foundation as one of the top twenty "Leading Philanthropy Foundations" this year.