Sweet Alice Harris, and her organization, Parents of Watts, provided Thanksgiving meals to hundreds of families at the 37th Turkey Giveaway in Watts. People started lining up early in the morning and didn’t seem to mind the cold to get their meals. Some said they wouldn’t have much of a Thanksgiving if it weren’t for organizations like Harris’ foundation. Hundreds were given a free turkey and fixings for a Thanksgiving meal. They were also given a $20 gift card to Smart & Final and offered free clothing, shoes and school supplies.
Vice President Kamala Harris handed out meals at Big Sunday’s 11th Annual Thanksgiving Stuffing Event at Baldwin Hills Elementary School. More than 1,500 volunteers handedout bags of food to families in need. Also Los Angeles County Shreiff-elect Robert Luna served Thanksgiving meals to downtown and Skid Row residents at the Los Angeles Mission.
Genaro Molina is an award-winning staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times. He has worked in journalism for more than 35 years starting at the San Francisco Chronicle. Molina has photographed the life and death of Pope John Paul II, the tragedy of AIDS in Africa, the impact of Hurricane Katrina, and Cuba after Castro. His work has appeared in nine books and his photographs have been exhibited extensively including at the Smithsonian Institute and the Annenberg Space for Photography.