*T.I. took part in a Thanksgiving charity drive and handed out 300 turkeys to the poor at the Carrie Steele-Pitts Home in his native Atlanta.

“It’s an honor and a pleasure to be able to be there and serve those who need me most in the community,” the rapper tells TMZ.com.

The effort was designed to help out abused and neglected children.

T.I. wasn’t the only rapper with the Thanksgiving spirit. Lil Wayne and his Cash Money Records bosses Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams handed out turkeys to the needy in their native New Orleans last week.