He posted a video on social media showing him carrying a large cardboard box into the shelter, taking out food containers and laying them on a counter. A female employee can be seen telling the residents, “I have someone that’s donating food, would you like to come and get some?” and later people can be seen crowding around the counter to check out what’s on offer. One man can be heard telling Jason, “God bless you”.
“Having a show like I did today and getting to perform in front of millions of people across the world, somehow I get more fulfilment even, doing the simple things,” he said. “Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks but I also think it’s about giving, it’s Thanks-giving, let’s not forget what the true meaning behind Thanksgiving is. Happy Thanksgiving y’all.”
The singer isn’t the only one to give back during the U.S. holiday; Common helped dish out hot meals in Chicago with hunger relief organisation Feeding America this week, while Leighton Meester and David Arquette did the same in Los Angeles.