Food and grocery vouchers were handed out at this year's events.
Every year the Imperial Court de San Diego helps to feed the community during the holidays and this year was no exception. On Thursday both The Court and The San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center) hosted the 29th Annual Scott Carlson Thanksgiving Community Dinner & Food Drive.
Hundreds attending either The Center, The City Heights Elderly Senior Housing Center, UCSD Hillcrest 6th Floor or Hillcrest fire station and received a hot meal of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and fresh pies.
Grocery food vouchers were given to families at Florence Elementary School, Family Programs at the SD LGBT Community Center, The N.M.R Latino Services, Christie's Place, and some shut-in Elderly San Diegans.
The Imperial Court de San Diego (founded in 1973) has been hosting holiday food drives for well over forty years with the loyal support of the LGBT community their allies and local bars, businesses, and organizations.
They would like to thank the following who made this year's Thanksgiving program so successful:
Rob Benzon Foundation, Ca. State Senator Toni Atkins, Ca. Assemblyman Todd Gloria, Ca. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, Integrity, Andrew Blair Michaels, Sarah Critchlow, Redwing Bar & Grill, Sir Nicholas, San Diego Eagle, Chris Shaw, Robert Gleason, S.D. Firefighters Association,Tom Urbanski,Tim Maxwell, Mike Bray,David Haasz, Ben Robbins, Ashtray David,Milo Angel, SD Cruisers MC, El Bisarra,Rickie, Angel Fairfax, Donald Vella, Bears San Diego, Brett Staffter, Jessica Wright Carter, Chad Michaels, Nathan Kendrick, Tamanava Eden-McKlinton,Huson McKlinton,Lisa Marie,Gregory Swales, Ken Grough, Tom Hebrank, Sean & Jackson Redmond, Kiki Elizabeth,Derriel Carter, Robert Rodriguez,BigMike San Diego, Julie Hoffman, Summer Lee, Craig A. Morgan, Wayne Dietz, Community Prescriptions(Walgreen's Pharmacy), Mark Dobberthein,Lazy Acres Natural Market, Joseph Vail,HRC,The SD LGBT Community Center,The Rail,Deximus Starr, Stepping Stone, and to all The Wonderful Volunteers !!!!!!!