AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The event serves more than 600 children and their family members. Cardinal Roger Mahony will attend with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. North Valley Caring Services will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving lunch Wednesday at Sepulveda United Methodist Church. “Whenever you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don’t, you’re wasting your time on Earth,” said Dan Rathbone, kitchen coordinator. “I don’t want to waste my time.” The nonprofit, which started about 30 years ago as a soup kitchen and serves the poorest communities in the San Fernando Valley, is expected to feed up to 300 people. Also on Wednesday, actor Kirk Douglas and his wife, Anne, will be on the street in Skid Row hosting the Los Angeles Mission’s annual Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls and pumpkin pie. Actors and politicians will also be on hand dishing up traditional dinners. In Santa Monica, the St. Monica Parish Community will be feeding about 1,000 people during the 28th annual Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday. After dinner, the guests are invited to browse through the parish’s clothing boutique for free new and used clothing and toiletries. Free bus transportation will be provided across from St. Joseph’s Center at the southwest corner of Rose Avenue and 4th Street, next to the Public Storage yard in Venice.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – Thanksgiving will come two days early for thousands of homeless throughout the Valley and elsewhere in Los Angeles. The North Hollywood-based San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission will be coordinating the Great Thanksgiving Banquet, which feeds more than 500 homeless and impoverished Valley residents today. “It’s been said that one’s life has no real meaning until they dedicate themselves to helping others and this is an opportunity to help and inspire those who need encouragement and a fresh start,” said pastor Bob Sobo of the Rescue Mission. Children and their families are invited to today’s Para Los Ni os annual Thanksgiving Celebration at The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.