LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Holiday goodwill is abundant at the The Los Angeles Mission as they plan to serve 4,000 Christmas meals to the homeless and less fortunate Friday.

“It makes them feel like a family . . . it makes them feel good on the inside,” Dave Thomas, a graduate of the Los Angeles Mission said.

Celebrity chef Ben Ford of Ford’s Filling Station began preparing food at 4:30 a.m. with the help of 500 volunteers. The line for food stretched three city blocks.

A star-studded celebrity line-up began serving meals at 11 a.m.

The Mission and Santa will also be handing out thousands of toys to children in need donated by JAKKS Pacific, Inc. Adults were gifted hygiene products.

Christmas dinner ends at 3 p.m.

For more information on how you can help, visit the LA Mission online.

Comments (4)
  1. Carol says:

    Is byunig gifts leaving you a basket case? Let our gift baskets help you up and out…..What ever your company name is…..LOL! I hope this didn’t sound to stupid. I was just trying to help. Good luck

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