Kasim Reed and Ludacris hand out Thanksgiving turkeys

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, rapper, actor and entrepreneur Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and their families handed out more 300 turkeys and trimmings to residents at the Rosel Fann Recreation Center in south Atlanta on Tuesday.

“We need to be the change we so often talk about,” Ludacris said. “We need to reflect more, share more, and love more.”

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The annual event has been going on for 15 years; it’s part of the Ludacris Foundation’s LudaCares Initiative. The artist’s mom, Roberta Shields, is the foundation’s president.

“Our major focus is youth and families – at the holiday time we want to let them know that they are important and not forgotten,” she said. “It’s a great feeling to sit with your loved ones and share the many blessings that God has bestowed upon us during this holiday season. If we add to their blessings in a small way then we have accomplished our goal.”

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed presents an official congratulations on behalf of the City of Atlanta. Photos: Courtesy of the Ludacris Foundation