Teamwork at the Table – L.A. Clippers players including from left, Chauncey Billups, Chris Paul and Ronny Turiaf, as well as staff and volunteers from the Clippers and Ralphs/Food 4 Less, and St Joseph Center Executive Director Va Lecia Adams prepare to distribute turkeys at the 24th annual Thanksgiving event in Venice Nov. 16.

The Los Angeles Clippers teamed up with Ralphs/Food 4 Less to host their 24th annual Thanksgiving “Teamwork at the Table” event at St. Joseph Center’s Bread and Roses Café in Venice Nov. 16.
Starting the day at Bread and Roses Café, members of the Clippers executive staff served plates with turkey and all the fixings to homeless men and women. With the help of the front office staff and other volunteers, more than 150 homeless men and women received hot, fresh Thanksgiving meals throughout the morning.
In the afternoon, Clipper players including Chauncey Billups, Chris Paul and Ronny Turiaf and Clippers staff, along with staff and volunteers from Ralphs/Food 4 Less who donated frozen turkeys and ingredients for a full Thanksgiving meal, helped distributed more than 400 frozen turkeys and food baskets with all the trimmings. They also gave out clothing and books to the families, seniors, and other low-income clients at St. Joseph Center’s main service site.
“Our wonderful partnership with the Clippers organization is well over two decades old,” said St. Joseph Center Executive Director Va Lecia Adams. “We are so grateful that the team and Ralphs/Food 4 Less remain so committed to making sure that the homeless and low-income people we serve have a truly happy Thanksgiving.”

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