More Than 20K Receive Free Meals At ‘We Give Thanks’ Dinner

ANAHEIM (CBS) — Anaheim restaurant owner Frank Garcia teamed up with thousands of volunteers Thursday to serve more than 20,000 people at the 25th annual “We Give Thanks” Thanksgiving dinner.

KNX 1070’s Mike Landa reports that Garcia has served more than 250,000 meals to those in need over the past quarter-century.

Local hotels with huge commercial kitchens helped prepare thousands of turkeys for Thursday’s feast, which was served outdoors in the parking lot of the Honda Center.

Hilton Anaheim, Marriott Anaheim, the Anaheim Ducks, the Honda Center, Jay’s, the Anaheim Convention Center, and Garcia’s restaurant, La Casa Garcia, all sponsored the event.

Garcia tells KCAL9’s Michele Gile that he hopes to keep serving the dinner for another 30 years.

“I’ll be a little over 100 years old,” he quipped.

For more information, visit We Give Thanks or La Casa Garcia.

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