Press Release

fred jordan missionsToday all day and night, Wednesday, November, 22, 2017, Cooking & Preparing Fred Jordan Mission’s 73rd Annual Traditional Thanksgiving Banquet on Skid Row for Thousands of Working Poor and Homeless Children, Women & Men at the Fred Jordan Mission, 445 Towne Avenue, Skid Row, Los Angeles (corner of Towne and East 5th Street).

More than 1,000 volunteers cooking over 1 ton of giant turkey drumsticks, 80 gallons of gravy, 585 pounds of green beans, 560 pounds of candied yams, 500 pounds of mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, spiced peaches, cranberry sauce, and hundreds of pumpkin pies. We will also be giving every guest a food bag filled with fresh food and socks.

This annual dinner doesn’t only draw homeless people. It also draws working families who can’t afford to cook a Thanksgiving Day dinner of their own. The Mission feeds hundreds of homeless and near-homeless families every day 365 days a year and there’s still time to contribute if people would like to help. They can call 1 (844) FJM – FOOD or go on-line at

The Mission is also already preparing to bring Christmas to thousands of poor children and families and are in desperate need of unwrapped toys for these impoverished boys and girls. We are inviting all Thanksgiving volunteers or anyone who wants to help, to bring a $15 to $20 unwrapped toy to the Mission anytime between Thanksgiving and December 15.

Cooking will go on all day and most of the night. The special Thanksgiving Banquet for thousands of poor and homeless children, women and men and thousands of volunteers will begin at 10:00am on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23, 2017.