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News Release

Monday, November 22, 2010

Media Relations

The Los Angeles Mission Will Once Again Feed the Homeless for Thanksgiving Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck Will be Serving the Food NA10315cj

WHAT:    
Thanksgiving holiday meal service for the homeless in the Skid Row community
        
WHEN:    
Wednesday Nov. 24, 2010 through
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
                                
WHERE:    
The Los Angeles Mission
303 East 5th Street
Los Angeles, California 90013

WHO:            
United States Congressman David Dreier
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck
LAPD Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, Commander Blake Chow
LAPD Central Area, Captain Tom Chamberlin
Actor Kirk Douglass and wife Anne Douglass                
Public Relations Director for the Los Angeles Mission Steve Ruppe

WHY:    
Congressman David Dreier, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Chief Charlie Beck, a host of LAPD staff members and celebrities will become food servers to the homeless for Thanksgiving.  

The LAPD has had a long standing partnership with the mission to assist the homeless to ensure that they have a warm meal and encouragement for the holidays.

Each year the Los Angeles Mission feeds over 1500 meals a day totaling over 600,000 meals per year.  For this year’s event the Los Angeles Mission is expecting to serve around 3500 meals.

There will be a 10 a.m. orientation for all volunteers. Chief Beck will arrive at 10:45 a.m. for a red carpet photo op with all of the VIP volunteers prior to serving the hot meals.   

CONTACT:  
If you have any questions about this event contact the Los Angeles Mission’s Public Relations Director Steve Ruppe at 949-584-9086 or LAPD media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.