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Annual Thanksgiving benevolence feeds 10,000

Meals were delivered by volunteers to people and destinations throughout Southern California

Compton Herald | Thanksgiving Day
(Left to right) Compton College President Dr. Keith Curry, Compton Councilperson Emma Sharif, state Assemblymember Mike Gipson, Mozel Sanders Thanksgiving Dinner West Coast, Inc. chief executive Bishop Richard D. Sanders, and Bishop William T. Ervin volunteered to make the Thanksgiving Day event a success. Photos courtesy of Mozel Sanders Thanksgiving Dinner West Coast, Inc.

Mozel Sanders Thanksgiving Dinner West Coast, Inc. provides a free Thanksgiving Dinner for hundreds across Los Angeles County

COMPTON – Thanks to an annual Thanksgiving Day benevolence, more than 10,000 people throughout Southern California were served traditional Thanksgiving meals

For the fifth year in a row, the Mozel Sanders Thanksgiving Dinner West Coast, Inc. provided a free Thanksgiving Dinner for people across Los Angeles County with the help of volunteers who worked around the clock including Thanksgiving Day.

Known as one of Indianapolis, Indiana’s longest-running Thanksgiving Day traditions in its 58th year, the West Coast version is living up to the mission of the dinner’s namesake Rev. Dr. Mozel Sanders under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer and Bishop Richard D. Sanders to help feed the hungry on Thanksgiving.

“There are so many people out there who are in need,” said Bishop Sanders. “My father, Rev. Dr. Mozel Sanders of Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, started a tradition in Indianapolis of helping those in need during our country’s season of thanks and I am proud 58 years later to be continuing that tradition right here in Compton and South Los Angeles.”

“Nobody should go hungry — but that’s especially true on Thanksgiving Day,” added Bishop William T. Ervin, the organization’s chief operation officer. “We have a responsibility to feed those who are hungry and really show our thanks for all of our blessings by being a blessing to someone else.”

Compton College, Salvation Army-Compton, and Praises of Zion Church in South L.A. provided kitchen facilities for the massive meal preparation. Afterward, meals were delivered by volunteers to people and destinations throughout Southern California.

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