LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — La Casa Garcia Restaurant and We Give Thanks, Inc. provided 15,000 free Thanksgiving dinners to those in need in Orange County Thursday.READ MORE: Food Truck Crashes In Vernon; One Dead
Over 1,500 volunteers participated in the 26th annual event, which was held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
We Give Thanks, Inc. is a nonprofit organization founded by restauranteur and philanthropist Frank Garcia.READ MORE: `Solidarity' Cited In New Deal For 40k Behind-the-Scenes Film & TV Workers
“It costs you $200-$300 to get this meal. This is free for everybody — I don’t care where you come from,” Garcia said.
The organization provided 5,000 pounds of potatoes, 3,000 pounds of carrots, more than 15,000 dinner rolls and a hundred gallons of gravy.
Many of the guests depend on Garcia’s generosity year after year.MORE NEWS: Child, 18 Months, Killed in North Hills Crash
“I just want to thank him for everything he’s done over the years. Without him, I don’t know where we’d be today,” guest Paul Miller said.