IN PICTURES: 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet

Vice Mayor Dee Andrews hosted the 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet on Monday, November 19, at McBride Park in Long Beach. A free hot lunch and a dinner later in the day was served. The event was free and open to the public.

“I am truly thankful for our team of loyal hospitality partners. With this event, we bring a little bit of downtown into Central Long Beach. The community looks forward to this event every year, and I enjoy spending time with my residents and breaking bread,” Andrews said.

 

A long line for 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet at McBride Park in Long Beach, hosted by Vice Mayor and 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews. The banquet gave out free hot Thanksgiving meals for lunch and dinner. Photo by Stephen Carr/ Long Beach Post

A line for 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet at McBride Park in Long Beach, hosted by Vice Mayor and 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews. The banquet gave out free hot Thanksgiving meals for lunch and dinner. Photo by Stephen Carr/Long Beach Post

Volunteers serve hot meals during the 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet at McBride Park in Long Beach. Hosted by Vice Mayor and 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews, the banquet gave out free hot Thanksgiving meals for lunch and dinner. Photo by Stephen Carr/Long Beach Post

Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), left, and Vice Mayor and 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews share a laugh at the 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet at McBride Park in Long Beach. Hosted by Andrews, the banquet gave out free hot Thanksgiving meals for lunch and dinner. Photo by Stephen Carr / Long Beach Post

Volunteers serve hot meals during the 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet at McBride Park in Long Beach. Hosted by Vice Mayor and 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews, the banquet gave out free hot Thanksgiving meals for lunch and dinner. Photo by Stephen Carr/Long Beach Post

Volunteer and Long Beach Poly football player Anthony Parker fills drinks during the 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet at McBride Park in Long Beach. .Photo by Stephen Carr / Long Beach Post

Volunteers serve hot meals during the 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet at McBride Park in Long Beach. Photo by Stephen Carr/Long Beach Post

Volunteer and Long Beach Long Beach Firefighter Wayne Chaney fist bumps Dayln Johnson,10, after he had his drink filled during the 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet at McBride Park in Long Beach. Photo by Stephen Carr/Long Beach Post

Volunteer and Renaissance employee Robert Joyce, left, serves up some gravy Price Ourng,4, and his mother Irene Ourng, during the 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet. Photo by Stephen Carr / Long Beach Post

Long Beach May Robert Garcia was one of many volunteers that served hot meals during the 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet. Photo by Stephen Carr / Long Beach Post

Volunteers serve hot meals during the 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet at McBride Park in Long Beach. Photo by Stephen Carr/Long Beach Post

Makai Satala, 5, stirs his drink during the 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet.Photo by Stephen Carr/Long Beach Post

The 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet at McBride Park in Long Beach. Photo by Stephen Carr/Long Beach Post

The 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet at McBride Park in Long Beach. Photo by Stephen Carr/Long Beach Post

The 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet at McBride Park in Long Beach.Photo by Stephen Carr/Long Beach Post

From left to right, Long Beach Poly High School football coach Stephen Barbee, 8th District Councilmember Al Austin and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia were some of the many volunteers during the 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet at McBride Park.Photo by Stephen Carr/Long Beach Post

The 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews thanks volunteers during the 11th Annual Serving with a Thankful Heart banquet at McBride Park in Long Beach. Photo by Stephen Carr/Long Beach Post

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