Gobble Gobble Give is returning to The Echo this Thursday, Nov. 22, and the event is looking for volunteers who can give food, money, and clothing, as well as their time on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. Starting at 10:00 a.m., the event's activities will include cooking, warming, packaging, and delivering food to the homeless in Echo Park and Downtown L.A. For those on the Westside, The Raven Spa in Santa Monica will also participate in Gobble Gobble Give.
Click below for more information to see how you can help make a difference on Thanksgiving Day.
INFO: November 22nd: Gobble Gobble Give at The Echo
Click here to donate your time on Thanksgiving Day: http://www.gobblegobblegive.org/volunteer.php#
Gobble Gobble Give is also accepting DONATIONS IN ADVANCE of clothing (specifically, gently used sweaters, jackets, shirts, socks, and hats for men, women, and children), blankets, and supplies for toiletry kits (e.g., toothbrushes/toothpaste, soap, and shampoo).
Here's the rundown on how THANKSGIVING DAY will work:
Everyone arrives at 10 a.m. SHARP Thanksgiving morning at The Echo in Echo Park. The address is 1822 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026.
Everyone is asked to bring the following:
1. A DISH. "ALREADY HEATED" It can be as little as a side of vegetables or it can be three large bowls of your grandma's famous "cranberry walnut stuffing." We can always use turkeys and main course items. Side dishes are great as well. Veggies, veggies, veggies. Mashed potatoes, yams, vegetables, greens, etc. Of course desserts are always awesome. If you are bringing a main dish like an entire turkey or ham etc., please email us at email@example.com and let us know, so we can tabulate what we need as we get closer to the big day.
2. FIVE (5) SMALL TOILETRY KITS that include a: toothbrush/toothpaste, soap, and shampoo. You can get these items very inexpensively at 99¢ stores.
3. CLOTHING AND BLANKETS. Please bring any used blankets and/or gently used sweaters, jackets, shirts, socks, and hats for men, women, and children.
At 10:15 a.m., we begin a large "conveyor belt" of food, and with the help of everyone, we put the meals together. We box them up together with care packages of toothbrushes, soap, clothes, etc.
At around 11:00 a.m., the first vehicles begin to roll out. For those of you who have a car and want to drive, you will be known as drivers. We will put a few people in your car with you, and you will go out in two- or three-car teams. We hit the riverbeds, the alleys, the freeway overpasses. Sometimes we discover small villages of people in dirt fields and empty lots. The vehicles return after delivering all the meals. We are always done by 1:00 p.m.