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Homeless people eat a Thanksgiving lunch for the homeless in downtown Los Angeles.
Whether you’re looking for a hot meal or looking to dish one out this week, we’ve got you covered. Just in time for Thanksgiving, Patt surveys volunteer opportunities and free events throughout the southland this holiday season, highlighting the work of groups like the Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles, Operation Gratitude and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. From the Inland Empire to the OC and throughout greater Los Angeles, whether you’ve got time, money or food to spare—or are in need of it—whether you’re looking for a child-friendly experience or a way to keep giving after the holiday, don’t miss this cornucopia of opportunity.
David Levinson, founder and Executive Director of Big Sunday, an annual community service event held in Los Angeles; author of Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins: How Absolutely Anyone Can Pitch In, Help Out, Give Back, and Make the World a Better Place