A Thanksgiving Message from Paul Krekorian

The Council District 2 representative and Studio City resident offers his holiday wishes, and shows how to give back.

To all of the people of Los Angeles, from my family to yours, I wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. I am thankful to have the privilege of serving you on the City Council and working every day to make our community a better place. 

Los Angeles faces many challenges, but we're making progress to fix our city and am committed to ensuring a better future for all Angelenos. Thank you for the opportunity you've afforded me to serve. Happy Thanksgiving! 

-- Paul Krekorian 

After months of collecting donations for Thanksgiving, Councilmember Paul Krekorian and members of the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry will drop off bags, cans and boxes of food tonight during the annual event to reduce hunger in the San Fernando Valley.

For close to three decades, the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry, made up of 12 religious institutions throughout the San Fernando Valley, has worked to alleviate hunger in the community. The year-round donations the food pantry collects, together with donations from Councilmember Krekorian's annual Holiday Food Drive to Stamp Out Hunger, will help tens of thousands of unemployed residents, senior citizens and homeless folks with more than 20 tons of food. Tonight, the donations from the churches, synagogues and Council office will be culled so it can be distributed in the run up to Thanksgiving.  

Join them at Adat Ari El, a member of North Hollywood Interfaith Pantry, 12020 Burbank Blvd. in Valley Village, at 7 p.m. [map]

Also keep in mind that throughout the Valley and Los Angeles, there are several opportunities to volunteer your time and effort to help feed our less fortunate neighbors. Here is a roundup, from Patch, of local events to provide meals for those in need: North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry  Weekly on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 4390 Colfax Ave, Studio City 

Temple Beth Hillel's Feed the Hungry Thanksgiving Feast Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village 

For more volunteer opportunities this holiday season, you can check out the comprehensive holiday volunteering list from Big Sunday, a non-profit community service organization in Los Angeles. 


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