15,000 FREE THANKSGIVING MEALS EXPECTED TO BE SERVED AT WE GIVE THANKS EVENT
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
For the past 25 years, La Casa Garcia Restaurant and We Give Thanks, Inc., a nonprofit charitable organization founded by restaurateur and philanthropist Frank Garcia, have been serving free Thanksgiving Dinners to those in need in the greater Orange County region. For the past five years, the event has been hosted at Honda Center.
Last year, over 600 turkeys, 3,000 pies and 5,000 pounds of potatoes were served in addition to other delicious items. Over 1,500 volunteers prepare and serve the meals, with final preparation and cooking starting at 6:00 a.m. at Honda Center. Meals will be served beginning at 11 a.m. (carving at 10:45 a.m.) and will continue until 3 p.m.
Among those involved in the event:
Frank Garcia, Founder, We Give Thanks, Inc., and La Casa Garcia Restaurant
Michael Schulman, Ducks CEO and Honda Center Chairman of the Board
Tim Ryan, Anaheim Ducks COO and Honda Center President/CEO
Tom Tait, Mayor of Anaheim
Kris Murray, City of Anaheim Councilmember
Gail Eastman, City of Anaheim Councilmember
Jordan Brandman, City of Anaheim Councilmember elect
Lucille Kring, City of Anaheim Councilmember elect
Ducks and Honda Center Staff
Anaheim Ducks Power Players
For more information on We Give Thanks, visit www.wegivethanksinc.org