Philadelphia native Meek Mill announced details for his first-annual “A Dreamchaser’s Thanksgiving,” according to a press release. Scheduled to take place tomorrow (November 26) and Wednesday (November 27), the event is slated to be a free Pre-Thanksgiving Turkey giveaway. Its aim is to feed approximately 600 families in the Philadelphia community. 

“Philly raised me and made me into the man I am today, so to do the first annual ‘A Dreamchaser’s Thanksgiving’ was an obvious thing to do,” Meek Mill says in a statement. “I’m blessed to be in a position where I can make sure that as many people as possible have a meal on Thanksgiving, so that they can be with their loved ones to enjoy the holiday.”

Meek said that the mayor of The City Of Brotherly Love helped organize the event.

“This could not have been possible without the support of the Mayor and his amazing staff, as well as all of the other sponsors who are donating their time, money and turkeys,” Meek says. “I’ve been all over the world, but Philly is my home, and to be able to now give back is an amazing feeling.”

The event will benefit local Philly organizations, including Youth Working Together, Town Watch and Unity In The Community. In addition to the rapper’s attendance, Mayor Michael Nutter also plans to make an appearance. 

“I applaud Meek Mill for taking the initiative to give back to his home town,” Mayor Nutter says in a statement. “Gathering together with family and friends around a shared meal is one of the most important aspects of the holiday season. It is important to give thanks for all that we have, and I am proud that one of Philadelphia’s own is donating his time and resources to make sure families in our city can do just that.”

Meek Mill released his debut album, Dreams And Nightmares, last year. The album debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200. In September, he released his latest mixtape, Dreamchasers 3

(November 26)

UPDATE: A report of the event by Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate channel 6 has been released via World Star Hip Hop

In the clip, Meek speaks about the importance of giving back.

“I show love back for the support they give to me,” Meek says. “It’s about showing the kids how you can come from nothing and become something.” 

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