Gobble Gobble Give returns to Echo Park for the holidays! “GGG” is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity that began with one person distributing a few Thanksgiving meals to the homeless in his community. The next year, a few other people joined, and it’s incrementally increased for over a decade. Last year the organization handed out an estimated 4,000 free meals to the homeless and economically disadvantaged in Echo Park and nearby communities in Los Angeles.
The event bases its operations at The Echo (1822 Sunset Blvd.) during Thanksgiving (November 27 of this year). While people are welcome to line up to get a free meal (and many other useful giveaways), what makes this holiday giving experiment different is that volunteers from the community prepare meals and drive around town to find people living in the streets. Drivers essentially go on a hunt for people to give them an unsuspecting gift and meal.
Last year we had the founder of the organization, Barry Walker, on our Echo Park Podcast and had a nice, brief 30 minute interview where we discuss the origins and of the organization, and how it has expanded across America. Gobble Gobble Give now recruits volunteers in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Nashville, Santa Ana and Austin.
Listen to the show!
Help feed the homeless on Thanksgiving morning through the “biggest potluck” ever. Volunteer positions include drivers, driver coordinators, kitchen crew, conveyor belt helpers, boxers, cleaners and food warmers.
- Gobble Gobble Give website
- Volunteer information and schedule
- Volunteer RSVP for Los Angeles – Echo Park
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Watch this video from Gobble Gobble Give about the origins and present of the organization.