Holiday Season Begins with Thanksgiving Turkeys Galore

Famous entertainer Snoop Dogg, Rams mascot Rampage and Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. hosted at Hollywood Park on Nov. 23rd. (Nick Koza/Photo)

The City of Inglewood kicked off a robust holiday season with their 7th annual Turley Giveaway on Nov. 23rd at Hollywood Park, but the massive event hosted by Mayor James T. Butts Jr. and famous entertainer Snoop Dogg was not the only measure of generosity that swept through the region.

Presented by Pepsi, more than 2,500 Inglewood residents received donated turkeys from Don Lee Farms in addition to a bag of groceries.

Residents had to register to get the many goodies at Hollywood Park and they did so in abundance swooping up their goodies at the drive through event.

LA Lounge owner Aaron Moore places turkey and grocery bag with Thanksgiving side dishes such as dressing, yams and green bean into car for elderly at their annual giveaway. (Kenneth Miller/Photo)

2,500 Inglewood residents, providing turkeys donated by Don Lee Farms, a bag

of sides and additional items from Pepsi. Melissa’s, the official produce partner of SoFi Stadium,

YouTube Theater, and American Airlines Plaza, will also donate 25,000 lbs. of produce, including

Idaho® potatoes, carrots and Granny Smith apples. The Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway is a drive thru event.

 “While we are not where we were last year, we are still seeing the effects of the pandemic in our community. It has created real hardships for many of our residents,” said Mayor Butts, “but through the support of our sponsoring partner, Pepsi, our host Hollywood Park, as well as the helping hand offered by Snoop Dogg, a longtime supporter of the Turkey Giveaway, we hope this event will not only provide food for families but also bring some much-needed good cheer for the holiday.”

“As a food and beverage company, PepsiCo feels a responsibility to give back to the community with essential items this Thanksgiving,” said Claudia Calderon, vice president of marketing, Pepsi

Beverages North America, West Division. “This is our second year partnering with SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, and our local teams at the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, and we’re so grateful for these likeminded partners, because together we can accomplish so much more.”

“It is our pleasure to host the City of Inglewood’s Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway for the second year at Hollywood Park,” said Jason Gannon, managing director, SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park. “We remain dedicated to supporting the City of Inglewood and our partner Pepsi for this event, which makes such a positive impact within our community.”

Inglewood may have been the largest event to unfold, but PV Jobs, a Los Angeles based non-profit was right on their heels with a near 1,000 Turkey Giveaway that was held at their offices on Main Street in South Los Angeles.

Individuals and families lined up by the hundreds get receive a Jennie-O from PV Jobs which also provided a hefty bag of can goods as well.

Then there was LA Lounge in Inglewood that offered a smaller albeit impactful health fair and turkey give away in association with Our Global Humanity non-profit.

Many elderlies and seniors participated in the health fair where free blood pressure checks were offered on Manchester and 5th in Inglewood.

Individuals were presented with 17 pound Butterball turkeys at that event that last for roughly an hour.

These gracious organizations and sponsors infused hope to many families that are struggling with rising inflation that could not come at a worse time.


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