*Nicki Minaj has donated $15,000 to a New York charity in a bid to help feed the needy for Thanksgiving.

The rapper announced the news during her Monday visit to BET’s “106 & Park.” She signed a check for the Food Bank of New York City, which will serve up hot meals for the homeless and those still struggling in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy.

She also returned to her Queens elementary school to hand out free turkeys to struggling families.