Mayor-Elect Victor Gordo and Councilmember Tyron Hampton wielded kitchen knives and joined Pasadena Center Operating Company, Centerplate, city officials, and volunteers on Friday to help prepare over 250 turkeys at the Pasadena Convention Center which will feed over two thousand families for Union Station Homeless Services Thanksgiving Dinner.
The annual Union Station Homeless Services Thanksgiving Dinner event traditionally feeds the needy at Pasadena’s Central Park. But this year, with strict adherence to COVID-19 public health orders, some dinners and dinner kits with all the fixings will be handed out in advance, while smaller, private dinners will be held the day before Thanksgiving at multiple centers serving homeless individuals.
“This means that 2,000 families in Pasadena will have a warm Thanksgiving dinner when they might not otherwise have had one,” said Mayor-Elect Gordo.
“It has been an honor for the Pasadena Convention Center and Centerplate to donate resources in order to help make Union Station Homeless Services Dinner in the Park a success,” said Michael Ross, CEO of the Pasadena Center Operating Company. “We are grateful for the services and meals they offer and are pleased to participate, for the seventh time, in such a giving cause especially during this difficult time.”