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5 Los Angeles Food Kitchens to Volunteer on Thanksgiving

5 Los Angeles Food Kitchens to Volunteer on Thanksgiving

1.  Thanksgiving with homeless-  A Very Rare Shop is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for homeless.  They will cook the majority of the food on 11/22 and can use volunteers to help them cook or donate food.  Dinner will be help on 11/23 and they are look for volunteers to help serve food, assist with grab bags, and help guests pick out new and gently used clothes, jackets, etc.
When: Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:00PM- 5:00PM
Where: 1612 Staunton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021
2.   The Pasadena-Altadena Community Youth Association is serving dinner for our homeless U.S. Vets.  You can help by donating a cooked dish and water bottles.  On Thanksgiving, they will prepare and serve up a home-style potluck dinner. 
When:  Thu Nov. 23, 2017
Where: 512 S. Main St. #229, Los Angeles, CA 90013
For more information:  (626)277-3457, Ask for Coach Ron
3.   Westside Thanksgiving Community Dinner & Celebration has three decades of tradition serving the community a wonderful free sit-down Thanksgiving dinner. They also provide free haircuts, blankets, clothing, hygiene kits, medical, optical, and dental services, vaccination, a resource fair, and a children's carnival.
When:  Thu Nov. 23, 2017, 6am-4pm.  Call (310) 394-3153 to be assigned one of the six two-hour shifts.  Shifts are 6am, 8am, 10am, noon, 2pm and 4pm.
Where: West LA Civic Center, 1645 Corinth Ave., 90025
4.   Hollywood Recreation Center serves Thanksgiving meals for the homeless.  Volunteer to help serve food and spend time with the community.
When:  Thu Nov. 23, 2017-  11:00 am-2:00pm
Where: 1122 Cole Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
For more information:  (323) 467-6847
5. Love thy Neighborhood Foundation will be serving Thanksgiving dinner and distributing clothing for the homeless on skid row.
When: Thu Nov. 23, 2017 12:00PM- 2:00 PM
Where: 620 E. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Not in Los Angeles? 

These are 5 Ways to Give Back over Thanksgiving no matter your city.

  1. Visit a hospital — Hospitals to do not take off for Thanksgiving.  Consider calling your local hospital and ask if they need volunteers for Thanksgiving.  Offer to distribute food, bring small gifts or simply your time and companionship. 
  2. Visit a Retirement Home  — Many people in retirement homes won’t see family members over the holidays.  Contact a local home to see if you can visit, bring small gifts or simply spend time with residents.
  3. Invite someone over — Maybe a friend that can’t make it home for the holidays, a lonely relative or even friends of friends.  If you know someone that does not a place to spend their holiday, consider offering a seat at your table.
  4. Donate to food banks — Chances are you have cans of food in your kitchen right now that you can donate.  Locate a local food bank and call them to see what they need.  
  5. Support the troops — Sponsor the cost of a phone call home or call your local USO division to find out how you might help directly.  


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