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L.A. Mission Serves Holiday Meal on Skid Row

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — The Los Angeles Mission is providing a holiday meal for thousands of homeless and less fortunate families on Skid Row.

It’s the 25th year that the L.A. Mission has put on the Christmas event, which is expected to draw about 3,000 to 4,000 people on Monday.

The meal was being coordinated by Ben Ford from Ford’s Filling Station in Culver City.

In addition to the food, a Santa Claus workshop was set up to distribute thousands of donated toys to kids who might not otherwise get presents.

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and actor Harrison Ford were among those on hand helping spread a little Christmas cheer.

“I just want to thank all the volunteers who are here today giving people a helping hand, extending their hearts to a stranger,” Villaraigosa said.

“I wish them all the best,” Ford said. “I’m happy that they’re here and I hope they understand that people are concerned bout their welfare.”