D.C. native Wale linked up with Council Member Trayon White, to hand out turkeys to families in need in Southeast Washington D.C. Apart of the city’s 15th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveawaywhich was first started by late mayor and council member Marion Barry, about 1,500 turkeys and 20,000 pounds of fresh vegetables, yams, and stuffing, were passed out to Ward 8 residents. The giveaway was on a first come, first serve basis, and took place from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Union Temple Baptist Church.

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In an interview with ABC 7 News, Council Member White shared:

We’re out here in partnership with so many organizations and non-profits, here in Union Temple feeding families. It’s bigger than just feeding families. It’s giving hope and just loving people during this holiday season, because everybody may not have a turkey or food.

On lending a helping hand and being apart of the city’s turkey tradition, Wale later chimed in and told ABC 7 News,


Man anything that I can do to increase the morality of people back home, I’m all for it. I’ve known this brother for a long time, he’s always been apart of the community, and I’ve always been trying to give back.