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PVJOBS staff, program participants and volunteers handed out about 800 free turkeys and other food items today to local residents in need during the organization’s 11th annual turkey giveaway. The event is held each year at PVJOBS’ South Los Angeles headquarters to offer Thanksgiving meals to low-income families.
“In this season of giving, we hold our annual turkey giveaway as a demonstration of our goodwill to our community,” said PVJOBS Executive Director Mary Taylor. “By giving away food and necessities to our South L.A. neighbors in need, we’re broadening our mission of impacting lives.”
Hundreds of residents lined a full block to await their turn to receive a free turkey and traditional holiday foods during the giveaway. A drive-thru pick-up service also was offered to enable drivers to receive their turkeys while stationed in their cars. Social distancing protocols were followed to ensure that the event was safe for community members as well as PVJOBS workers and volunteers.
The event was made possible by Hensel Phelps, which has sponsored the turkey giveaway over the past 11 years. Other collaborative partners include Brown Bag Lady, Gang Reduction Youth Development, Learn4Life, Los Angeles County Probation Department, Los Angeles Police Department, NDICA, Office of Los Angeles City Councilman Curren D. Price Jr. (District 9), Resilient, and Volunteers of America Los Angeles.