Celebrities serve Thanksgiving dinner to homeless

Harrison FordHarrison Ford, Calista Flockhart, Kirk Douglas and Nia Long donned red aprons to serve Thanksgiving dinner yesterday to the homeless at the Los Angeles Mission. The hot meals consisted of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, vegetables and pumpkin pie. Almost 3,000 men, women and children lined up for the feast and had the chance to chat with the stars. “It’s very grounding,” said Long, who starred in Are We Done Yet? earlier this year. “I feel grateful for all the things I have.”

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  1. Nancy • November 23, 2007 @ 2:59 PM

    I think it is very kind and touching of them to give true thanks by taking time from their own families to serve and spend time with the homeless people of the L.A. Mission.

  2. Kristin • November 23, 2007 @ 4:56 PM

    Weren’t there any big stars there?

  3. Karen • November 23, 2007 @ 6:16 PM

    It would truly say something if they kept it up and not just during the holidays. They need help all year round. Though it is nice to see and good to hear that they are grateful for what they have.

  4. Alin • November 24, 2007 @ 1:09 AM

    I find it interesting that gaycanada.com highlights US news, and particular entertainment. Is there nothing in Canada of interest to the LGBT community from our own country?

  5. Nancy • November 24, 2007 @ 1:13 AM

    Um, no. The population of California alone is greater than that of ALL of Canada. You figure out who’s news and entertainment is better!!! LOL.

  6. Nancy • November 24, 2007 @ 1:14 AM

    Oh by the way, what the h*ll have you been doing on gaycanada.com?????? LMFAO.

  7. Alin • November 24, 2007 @ 2:01 AM

    gaycanada.com does a feed from this site and as I log in, there is always ‘entertainment’ ‘news’.

  8. Arnold • November 24, 2007 @ 11:35 AM

    GayCanada.com Thanksgiving dinner served by stars, population of Califonia. Try to stick with the story now.

    If Brittany goes into one more restroom with barefeet I will lose it!!

  9. Anonymous • November 24, 2007 @ 2:03 PM

    Instead of feedin’ em, why don’t you set up a family or two for the Holiday’s????

  10. Anonymous • November 25, 2007 @ 12:37 AM

    The collective wealth of these Hollywood celebrities is more than the GNP of many countries in the world.

    It makes me want to puke when I read about these people donning an apron serving food to the poor, making a “personal appearance” for a cause, or chastising the average person for NOT contributing to their “cause du jour”.

    These people make more for one film (many of which stink) than a hundred average people make in a year. True to form of typically wealthy people they want to use our money, rarely their own, to advance their pet projects. Let them put their own money where their mouth is, I’m trying to makes ends meet so I’m not one of those people they have lowered themselves to feed on a holiday”.

  11. Nancy • November 25, 2007 @ 12:40 AM

    I have to applaud them, they did more ‘hands on’ for the homeless than I did. I only did a fall cleaning and donated clothes, toys, a booster seat, and last years Christmas tree to the shelter. Although the stuff I donated will last longer, these celebs gave their time, and time is precious.

  12. Anonymous • November 25, 2007 @ 11:37 AM

    Thank you Nancy for that thought

    What have the rest of you done latly for someone else? Other then complain what someone else has not done? Ah Kristen?

  13. Arnold • November 25, 2007 @ 1:58 PM

    I sent a pair of Panties and a wig to Brittany.

  14. Gina • November 25, 2007 @ 9:37 PM

    We do a lot in our family. We donate to Operation Santa Claus, volunteer for Big Sisters/Brothers, donate to our local food bank and visit seniors (very hard emotionally). We also make and donate a large number of bed buddies (stuffed animals that can be warmed up in the micro) that offer emotional and physical comfort to sick kids. The biggest contribution we make to those less fortunate, is to treat them with dignity, respect and compassion. If everyone approached the needy with this attitude, we would all find ways to dig deeper into our pockets or find time and really make a difference. We dont call the media to let them know what we are doing. We dont even tell our family or friends. We just do it and reflect later at home at how fortunate we are and believe me, we have to watch our nickels and dimes.

    As for the celebrities doing this benefit, its all a publicity stunt. If they truly wanted to help and their intentions were sincere, they wouldnt have involved the media. They would have allowed these poor people to have some dignity. You dont toot your own horn at someone elses expense. Its disgraceful.

  15. Anonymous • November 26, 2007 @ 4:49 PM

    Hey Nancy-

    If you weren’t so busy reading about and commenting (A.K.A. typing) about these useless celebrities you might have the time and a pair of hands with which you can dole out food too!

    You make me LMFAO saying it’s more than you do. How about getting off that same part of your anatomy and get busy.

  16. Nancy • November 26, 2007 @ 5:59 PM

    I never said that I did not have the time, and I said they do more ‘hands on’ than I do, so get your facts straight. What I do in my spare time is my business, not yours. By the way, I have Windows Vista so I can work on a bunch of things at once and just flip through these. I also live in a small city…..60,000 population, so we have very few homeless around here and even they have a nice, warm, cozy place to go called ‘The Crisis Centre’, where they are helped to get jobs and their own place to live. People like me can donate to this centre, but we cannot just walk in and start serving food and helping out! The nearest big city is over a 4 hour drive away. Don’t assume that everyone lives in or near a big city where they can just go and help. I’m sure that my ‘few times a year donations’ are doing just fine in my small city!! So what have you done for your community lately????

    Oh, LMFAO!!!

  17. Gina • November 26, 2007 @ 8:24 PM

    Well Anonymous,

    There are many people that cannot afford to donate their time but make up for it in other ways such as donations or offering kind words of support to others…

    and we have all had a taste of Nancy’s kindness on this site. LMAO

  18. Nancy • November 27, 2007 @ 12:39 AM

    You know what? It doesn’t seem to matter how much people help or give. There always has to be some judgemental critic out there who does absolutely nothing, and complains about how little others have contributed!! Who cares if these celebs make alot of money? Who says they don’t give to charity? Who has the right to judge how much or how little of their time or income they wish to devote? Does anyone dictate to you how to spend your time and money?

  19. Nancy • November 27, 2007 @ 12:42 AM

    We have all had a taste of Gina’s kindness as well, haven’t we? LOL.

  20. Anonymous • November 27, 2007 @ 5:18 PM

    Nancy, Nancy, Nancy –

    I made that comment because YOU said “they did more hands on for the homeless than I did”.

    What you did, in my opinion, is ten times more valuable than what these celebrities did. You did it from your heart. Most of those celebrities do it for the photo-op or for their “image”. And before you argue the point – who took the photo and how did it end up here for us to make the comments on?

  21. Nancy • November 27, 2007 @ 5:30 PM

    Don’t try to convince me that you didn’t tell me to stop reading and commenting, AKA typing, and get off my *ss and get my hands busy dishing out food! Give me a little more credit than that please!

  22. Anonymous • November 27, 2007 @ 10:06 PM

    Read all you want, comment all you want. If you want to glorify what these celebs do – go right ahead. I’m not so gullible that I think they have some great altruistic motive behind what they do.

    As you said “Although the stuff I donated will last longer, these celebs gave their time, and time is precious.” Even while you take credit for your philanthropy you give these clowns more credit because they gave their “time”.

    And now I’m outta here. I did not want to get caught up in this useless drivel. Vista has allowed you to show off your multi-tasking skills but this still sucks that time you think is so precious!

  23. Nancy • November 28, 2007 @ 6:05 PM

    And that is what makes it MY spare time and not yours! I think everyone who gives, in any positive way to those who are less fortunate than us-whether it be donations of necessities, extras, cash or time, deserve credit where credit is due. I cannot say that what I did is better or worth more than what they did, as I believe that anyone can give an item, but for someone to give you their time…now days, that is rare!

    I should clarify…..when I said that these celebs gave their time and time is precious, I meant…that for someone to ‘give you their time’ is precious.

  24. Catherine Barnes • October 21, 2008 @ 10:59 PM

    I would very much like to volunteer for Thanksgiving this year. Catherine

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