‘I wanted to start 2018 off on a positive note,’ the Michigan rock and roller tweeted

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Kid Rock is kicking off the new year in a charitable fashion.

The Michigan rock ’n’ roller donated $50,000 to two Second Harvest Food Banks, one in West Michigan and one in Tennessee, he tweeted on Wednesday. He included pictures of the checks, for $25,000 each, made out from his Kid Rock Foundation.

“I wanted to start 2018 off on a positive note, hoping to influence others who have been as blessed as me, by donating 50k to The Second Harvest Food Banks of West Michigan and Middle Tennessee (25k each - the checks will go out today),” he wrote. “I think it is important to help others out, especially this time of year when it is cold and the holidays can be such a strain on some who are really struggling to try to make ends meet. Please do what you can to help. They have other locations all across America.”

Earlier, Rock tweeted a pair of photos of himself hunting in Missouri over the holiday, dressed in camo and posing with his friends and a collection of downed ducks and geese.

Rock’s latest album, “Sweet Southern Sugar,” was released in November and debuted at No. 8 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart. After eight weeks of release, the set sits at No. 174 on this week’s chart.

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