On Thanksgiving Day, dozens of volunteers will converge at Compton College, 1111 E. Artesia Blvd., to help assemble more than 10,000 holiday dinners which will be distributed throughout Southern California.

The West Coast Mozel Sanders Thanksgiving Dinner is in its fifth year in providing a traditional Thanksgiving meal to homeless persons, the elderly, shut-ins and working-class families who can’t afford to purchase groceries to prepare the holiday meal themselves.

Volunteers are scheduled to begin assembling the meal packages at 10 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m.. A number of elected officials and members of the faith community will also be present

The event is sponsored in part by Toyota of Capistrano, Major League Baseball, Compton College and Dr. Joe B. Hardwick, president of the Western Baptist State Convention.