Snoop Dogg has been making it something of a Thanksgiving tradition to lend his time to helping out families in need around his home state of California.
For the third year in a row, Snoop came together with Mayor James T. Butts and other city officials to give away thousands of Thanksgiving meals in Inglewood.
Most of the recipients were Inglewood residents, though some people from outside the city also waited in line for hours to spend some time with the hip-hop musician. Participants received frozen turkeys and other foods so they would be able to have a proper festive meal.
Snoop said he does it because he loves giving back to communities in need.
"To be able to come back and give back when you're blessed, to put smiles on people's faces, to be able to feed people... I love to help because I was given opportunity," Snoop told NBC Los Angeles. "I'm the gift that keeps on giving."
Snoop donates the majority of the money needed for the giveaway, with local businesses also chipping in. He spent time at the event shaking hands and taking pictures with fans.
The giveaway ensures that residents going through hard times can put food on the table over the Thanksgiving period.
About 3,000 turkeys were handed out at the event yesterday.
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