LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Mission is prepping Monday morning to serve 4,000 meals to those in need of a Christmas feast.

Hundreds of volunteers, including some celebrities, will start serving meals at 11 a.m. at the LA Mission at 303 E. 5th Street.

JAKKS Pacific and Imperial Toy donated toys for children attending the event.

Hygiene products will also be provided.

“It brings together the homeless and those who are down on their luck,” LA Mission’s Herb Smith said. “People in LA care and that’s what we’re here to let everybody know.”

Executive chef and proprietor of Ford’s Filling Station in Culver City, Ben Ford, arrived at 4 a.m. to start preparing the meals.

Chef Ford’s father actor Harrison Ford, actresses Lisa Rinna and Melissa Gilbert and many more celebrities are expected to attend.

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