Thanks to the Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Port Police and the CMA CGM Group, area families were able to receive 2,000 turkeys this past weekend and three homeless shelters were given 300 meals on Thanksgiving Day.
Last week, port police and LoVLA members gave out 18-pound frozen turkeys to folks in San Pedro and Wilmington, while LAPD delivered turkeys in South Los Angeles. On Thanksgiving Day, port police delivered 300 meals to Wilmington A Bridge Home, Salvation Army’s Sunrise Shelter in San Pedro and San Pedro A Bridge Home run by Harbor Interfaith.
“Families across the Los Angeles region—including our local Harbor community—have endured many unforeseen challenges in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “We hope these donations made possible by CMA CGM will bring a bit of joy and comfort to our community.”
CMA CGM donated the food as part of a larger effort to feed over 35,000 people during the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S.
“CMA CGM has a long tradition of giving back to the communities we serve,” said Ed Aldridge, President of CMA CGM America. “There is no doubt that COVID-19 has fundamentally changed how all of us will experience Thanksgiving this year and while it remains an uncertain time, the CMA CGM Group is honored to help Los Angeles families celebrate this important holiday. We are particularly grateful to the Port of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Port Police who are helping make distribution and delivery possible.”