Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thanksgiving Giveaway

I ventured over the CD13-CD1 border and joined Councilmember Ed Reyes and former Dodger skipper Tommy Lasorda at Dodger Stadium at the annual Thanksgiving Day give away, sponsored by Ralphs/Food for Less, the Dodgers Dream Foundation, and Council Districts 1 and 13. Ralphs and Food for Less provided whole turkeys, along with corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and cornbread. Volunteers from the various sponsors helped distribute the turkeys and fixings, which were donated to families who have requested assistance from council offices and the Dodgers over the past several months. Additionally, the community organizations that serve some of the individuals in our city most in need came to collect turkeys and fixings in bulk to distribute. These organizations include El Centro del Pueblo, LA Bridges, Echo Park/Silver Lake People’s Childcare Center, the Glassell Park Senior Center, Communites in Action, and various homeless services organizations. Thank you to all who helped, and Happy Thanksgiving to all!