Men, women and children in need gather at the Los Angeles Mission for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner (on the day before) Wednesday, November 21st. Wells Fargo Bank is the major financial sponsor of this event.
Practical help beyond the meal includes: foot washing, new socks, hygiene kits and blankets to help people on the street survive colder winter weather. This event also provides an opportunity for men and women to learn about the Mission’s long-term program to get off the streets and change their lives.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 (the day before Thanksgiving)
4:00 am to 10:00 am: Live trucks may park in Mission parking lot located at 316 Winston Street (immediately adjacent to the kitchen)
4:30 am – Food preparation begins in the Mission kitchen. Chefs on site in early morning hours to help prepare.
Reporters welcome to join in food preparation with LA Mission kitchen crew.
5:00 am – Early morning breakfast served to overnight guests.
Live shot opportunity – lots of food prep visuals
6:00 am – 5th Street is closed to traffic
8:00 am – Event tent set-up begins.
Breakfast sandwiches served to guests lining up for the event.
10:00 am to 4:00 pm: Live trucks park on San Julian Street dead end at 5th St.
11:00 am – Thanksgiving meal service begins on the street
3:00 pm – Event ends
ALL EVENTS OPEN TO MEDIA PHOTOS/VIDEO
WHERE: Los Angeles Mission, 303 E. 5th Street, Los Angeles (Skid Row) CA 90013. The event is on 5th between Wall Street and San Pedro.
Join the cause: https://losangelesmission.org