Drag-On Donates Cash To NY Food Bank

The spirit of giving for the holiday season has given way to special assistance from Ruff Ryders affiliate Drag-On.

The rapper/actor was on hand earlier this week to give out gifts at the Yorkville Common Pantry in New York City.

According to Drag-On, the act of goodwill goes deeper than spreading a bit of Christmas cheer.

“There was a time in my life when I didn’t know where my next meal was going to come from,” said the entertainer, who spent his time mingling with families and Pantry staff during his visit to the food bank “No one should ever have to experience that during the holidays. It was only right that I support an organization like Yorkville Common Pantry.”

Drag-On’s donation represents the latest contribution to the Pantry.

The East Harlem-based food bank, noted as New York City’s largest single-site community food provider, estimates it will provide more than 2.5 million meals this year in light of an increased need among those less fortunate.

Last year, the Pantry served 2 million meals to the needy, a 19 percent increase.

Drag-On’s support of the Pantry comes amid the forthcoming release of his third album, My Life, My Legacy, My Melody.

The offering is slated hit stores in Spring 2010.