LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Volunteers at the Fred Jordan Mission are serving up a delicious Thanksgiving meal to the less fortunate on L.A.’s Skid Row.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa kicked off the 69th annual Thanksgiving banquet with a special prayer. He will help serve the dinner as well.
The mission is located at 445 Towne Avenue. The banquet began at 10 a.m., and the serving will continue through the afternoon until 2 p.m.
The menu includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, corn, biscuits fruit and, of course, pumpkin pie.
The mission expects to serve about 2,500 people. Each guest will also receive gifts of food, blankets and hygiene kits.
Fred Jordan Mission has been feeding people in need on Thanksgiving and throughout the year since 1944.
This year, it has a brand new partnership with LunchMaster, a company that serves healthy meals to over 160 schools in Southern California.
“Instead of us cooking four or five days ahead, we can cook 800 turkey drum sticks at one time,” said Tom Jordan.
“It’s a tremendous partnership to reach the lost and the hurting in the greatest city in America, L.A., the City of Angels,” he said.