Bakersfield Costco parking lot full to serve community on Thanksgiving

United effort of churches serves 20K

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - 'Love for Thanksgiving' took over the Costco parking lot Thursday.

It was a united effort of several churches who served 20,000 needy people Thanksgiving meals.

A group of about 5,000 volunteers gave up a part of their day to make a difference this holiday for someone else.

Love for Thanksgiving, an organization that started up five years ago with only a few volunteers has now skyrocketed with thousands of people wanting to serve.

Like a fine tuned assembly line, volunteers worked together to organize the food cartons. Their goal--to deliver Thanksgiving meals to 20,000 people in Bakersfield.

Costco's parking lot was filled to capacity, not with shoppers, but with volunteers serving Love for Thanksgiving.

One group delivered 500 meals to Church Without Walls in Oildale. 

Organizers not only wanted to help the less fortunate, but want to empower volunteers to keep the spirit of giving alive.


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