WESTLAKE (CBSLA) — Thanksgiving celebrations would possibly look somewhat completely different this yr.
Other than restrictions on touring and gathering, many households are struggling to place meals on the desk because of the monetary toll of the pandemic.
A whole lot of these households lined up on Saturday morning within the Westlake District at a grab-and-go turkey giveaway to get some a lot wanted assist.
“The group actually wants to assist proper now,” mentioned Derek Alvarado, one of many organizers of the occasion.
Saturday morning’s giveaway additionally supplied produce and different grocery gadgets to maintain meals on the desk all week lengthy, not simply on Thanksgiving day. A few of the meals was supplied by the L.A. Meals Financial institution, however the turkeys had been every individually purchased by somebody — volunteers, organizers, and others — who needed to assist a household in want this vacation season.
The turkey giveaway was one in all many which were hosted across the metropolis over the previous few days. On Saturday, there are three.
On Friday, the L.A. Clippers hosted a drive-thru meals giveaway at The Discussion board in Inglewood.
“As a result of COVID guidelines, you actually can’t rise up shut and private, however nonetheless simply the smile on the youngsters’ faces and the smile on the mother and father’ faces is the explanation why you do that,” mentioned Clippers guard Patrick Beverley. “It’s the explanation why you do that.”