Thousands of Poor and Homeless Celebrate Skid Row Thanksgiving With One Ton of Turkey at Fred Jordan Missions

Nov 27, 2013, 12:53 ET from Fred Jordan Missions

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


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Fred Jordan Missions' 70th Annual Traditional Thanksgiving Banquet for Thousands of Poor & Homeless Children, Women and Men on Skid Row


Hundreds of volunteers cooking and serving over 1 ton of turkey, 80 gallons of roast gravy, 80 gallons of gravy, 585 pounds of green beans, 560 pounds of candied yams, 500 pounds of mashed potatoes, hundreds of pounds of traditional cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, 400 pumpkin pies, and 220 gallons of fruit punch for this extraordinary feast.

In addition, each guest will receive a family food gift bag.

This annual dinner doesn't draw only homeless people. It also draws working families who can't afford to cook a Thanksgiving Day dinner of their own. The Mission is expecting a record number of people.

Additionally, we are already preparing to bring Christmas to thousands of poor children and families and are in desperate need of unwrapped toys for these impoverished boys and girls. We are inviting all Thanksgiving volunteers, or anyone who wants to help children, to bring a $15.00 unwrapped toy to the Mission, on Thanksgiving Day, or any day before Christmas. What a wonderful way to celebrate Thanksgiving!



The event officially begins at 10:00 a.m. The Thanksgiving Banquet will be served throughout the day all day until 2:00pm (come as early as you can).

Thanksgiving Preparations and cooking turkeys with the trimmings will be happening all day on Wednesday, November 27th into the night and throughout the day on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2013.



445 Towne Avenue, Skid Row

Los Angeles (corner of Towne and East 5th Street)


SOURCE Fred Jordan Missions