Local nonprofit Food Finders will hold a sorting and packing event tomorrow night, but it’s still 10,000 pounds short of non-perishable food needed for family food boxes as part of its annual Thanksgiving food distribution event this weekend.
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, here is your complete listing of official City closures and schedule changes.
Councilmember Dee Andrews will host a Thanksgiving banquet on Nov. 24, with lunch and dinner served by city officials.
The Long Beach Turkey Trot has grown immensely from its humble beginnings 12 years ago, and if Justin Rudd has anything to say about it, this year’s installment of the Long Beach Turkey Trot will continue the tradition of the community coming together to “take a pre-emptive strike against the holiday bulge.”
City of Long Beach offices and services will adhere to the following schedule during the 2013 Thanksgiving Holiday:
It is an alarming fact that 1 in 6 Americans face hunger—and Los Angeles County is no stranger to this number, with the latest data from 2011 showing that nearly 1.75M county residents face daily food insecurity, with 650,480 of those being children. And due to the small-but-mighty efforts of Pastor Greggory Sanders and Long Beach’s ROCK Christian Fellowship, 501 of those families facing food insecurity did not do so last Thanksgiving through the church’s Renewable Hope Project.