Feeding 250 people is no easy task, especially when they say their favorite Thanksgiving food is "everything."
Preparations for Thanksgiving lunch at the Glendale Salvation Army started early and Director of Social Services Rick White was hard at work cooking 25 turkeys beginning at 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
Homeless men and women, low-income adults and senior citizens comprise a large number of the guests who come to the Salvation Army on Thanksgiving, but families also attend the event in significant numbers.
"We served 200 people last year," said White. "But we are definitely expecting an increase this year because of the economy."
The Salvation Army's gym was filled with dozens of tables, six place settings on each, as a dedicated team of volunteers circulated with full meals, including Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian and his two sons.