Artist Kanye West teamed with the Los Angeles Mission to deliver between 1,000 Thanksgiving Eve meals at Skid Row, Wednesday.
While at skid row, West said he wanted to “share ideas” with L.A. Mission, the nonprofit organization that works with the homeless population of Los Angeles.
“We thank Kanye West for showing his heart and generosity today and bringing over 1,000 meals with him in tow,” L.A. Mission CEO Troy Vaughn said in a tweet Wednesday. “Our heart is with Kanye as he continues to show his heart for people who are less fortunate.”
In an impromptu speech, West stood in front of those at the Skid Row event saying, “Brick by brick, truth by truth, it’s the light. Only the truth will set us free and what is done in the dark will be brought to light.”
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During this Thanksgiving weekend, the L.A. Mission will host a can food drive and clothing donation event, teaming with the Black Artist Party, Vans and The Hundreds.
The “West Wilshire Community Giveback” event will take place Sunday at the corner of Beverly Boulevard and Gardner Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.