LAX Doubles Thanksgiving Community Outreach Efforts
Delaware North’s team at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) last week doubled its efforts from the year prior in providing Thanksgiving meals to the community.
As it does annually, the team cooked and served dinner for traveling servicemen and servicewomen at LAX’s USO post, where between 150 and 200 military members stopped on Thanksgiving Day for a traditional turkey dinner.
“Serving the traveling military on Thanksgiving has become an annual tradition for us, and we look forward to it each year,” said Rose Curry, Delaware North’s assistant general manager at LAX. “We also wanted to look outside the airport and see where else we could make an impact in our community, and APCH does great work that we wanted to support during the holiday season.”
On Nov. 22 (the day before Thanksgiving), the team partnered with a local not-forprofit, A Place Called Home (APCH), to provide a holiday meal in one of Los Angeles’ most-in-need neighborhoods. APCH provides a safe, nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education and wellness where youth gain hope, trust and self-respect, and develop the life skills and courage to transcend gangs, drugs and poverty and take ownership for their own lives.
Delaware North’s LAX team, consisting of management, support staff, chefs and kitchen staff, traveled to APCH to prepare and serve the meal. The team cooked 55 turkeys, stuffing and mashed potatoes for the feast, which served more than 1,000 community members. In addition, the team also served meals to volunteers of not-for-profit organizations that couldn’t afford to hold their own Thanksgiving celebrations.
For the past 25 years, APCH has served more than 19,000 at-risk youth (ages 8-21) in their educational, personal and artistic endeavors.