ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — Thousands turned out for a Thanksgiving meal from Orange County restaurant La Casa Garcia Thursday at the “We Give Thanks” turkey dinner, now in its 27th year.
An estimated 15,000 people turned out for the free meal, served at an outdoor kitchen at the Honda Center between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and featuring everything from turkey to pumpkin pie.
“We couldn’t afford to have turkey this year,” first-time guest Tanya Lopez said. “My husband works, so we didn’t want to be alone at home.”
Owner Frank Garcia, who started serving the event in 1986, says his motto has not changed.