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.

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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.

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“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.

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“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.