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Rap star hosts Thanksgiving food drive for needy

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Down at Fourth Street Live!, hip hop mogul and multi-millionaire Master P, along with community activist Christopher 2X, held his "Compassion and Let the Kids Grow" food drive. Down at Fourth Street Live!, hip hop mogul and multi-millionaire Master P, along with community activist Christopher 2X, held his "Compassion and Let the Kids Grow" food drive.
The Compassion Food Drive has filled about 100 boxes for Thanksgiving Day dinner for families who need it. The Compassion Food Drive has filled about 100 boxes for Thanksgiving Day dinner for families who need it.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Ahead of the holiday, local food drives kicked their operations into high gear.  

Down at Fourth Street Live!, hip hop mogul and multi-millionaire Master P, along with community activist Christopher 2X, held his "Compassion and Let the Kids Grow" food drive.  

The Compassion Food Drive has filled about 100 boxes for Thanksgiving Day dinner for families who need it.

Master P said, "It's so many families that's going to go without a Thanksgiving dinner so hopefully, we'll start off with hundreds this year and it'll turn into thousands next year."

The food drive will directly benefit kids at Lincoln, Cochran, and Engelhard elementary schools, the YMCA and Dawson Orman Early Childhood Programs.  

While the Compassion Food Drive is just getting started, Watkins United Methodist and Saint Bernadette Catholic Church have been running its food collection program for two decades. Area youth collect about 12,000 food items every year.
 
Youth volunteer Paige Fajardo said, "I just think of all those people who are going to rejoice over how much food they raised and how they are going to feel like people care about them."

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