First A.M.E. Church Los Angeles will give away food for Thanksgiving beginning Nov. 17 at 8 a.m. at 2249 S. Harvard. Blvd., Los Angeles.

An early Thanksgiving dinner will be served to veterans on Nov. 17, from 5-7 p.m. at the Athens Park Gym at 12603 S. Broadway Ave., Los Angeles. The purpose of this event is to recognize local veterans for their service in the community and country. For more info, call P.C.I: (323) 303-3339.

West Angeles Church of God in Christ will give away a turkey and all the trimmings for a holiday dinner, first come, first serve Monday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The food will be given away in front of the north Campus, 3020 Crenshaw Blvd., L.A.

On Tuesday, Nov. 20, the Jackson Limousine Service expects to see more than 10,000 people (senior citizens on fixed incomes and the needy families) lined-up for the 24th annual event. Food will be given away from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3669 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles.

City of Refuge Church will hold its Thanksgiving Fest, on Nov. 20 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church, 14527 S. San Pedro St., Gardena.

Los Angeles Mission’s annual Thanksgiving will serve about 4,000 meals, and in previous years has also been able to give out about 650 Bibles, and more than 1,400 blankets and 1,200 tarps in preparation for the colder winter months. The event will be held at 303 E. 5th St., Los Angeles.

The Fred Jordan Mission expects to serve turkey dinners to more than 2,000 homeless men, women and children on Skid Row Thursday. The meal starts at 10 a.m. The event will be held at 445 Towne Ave., Los Angeles.

The Midnight Mission is serving Thanksgiving meals on Skid Row. About 200 volunteers, as well as actors Dick Van Dyke and Anthony Hopkins, are expected to help out. The mission is expecting to serve more than 2,000 people. The event will be held at 601 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles.

Food on Foot is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the poor and homeless of Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, and assistance in the transition to employment and life off the streets. Dinner will be served from 2 to 5 p.m. Each person will receive a healthy meal, new sleeping bag and bus tokens. The event will be held at 1625 N. Schrader Blvd., Hollywood.

The Westside Thanksgiving Celebration at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium is open to everyone. Guests will enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. The Vision Project and the Westside Thanksgiving Day Dinner Committee will also provide the homeless with flu shots and basic medical care, eye drops, glasses, clothing, blankets and haircuts. The turkey feast will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium is located at 1855 Main St.,

Organizations that are planning giveaways of food, clothing and other items during the holiday season are invited to send the information into Our Weekly for inclusion in our upcoming editions. E-mail to or mail to Editor at 8732 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90047.