Our History

For over 30 years, We Give Thanks has been helping those in need in the greater Orange County and Los Angeles areas. Frank Garcia, founder of We Give Thanks, felt blessed that his family had food and shelter but he knew that many families lacked his good fortune.

Believing Thanksgiving is a special day to give thanks for God’s gifts, Garcia decided to serve a free Thanksgiving Day dinner to families in need in the parking lot of his family owned restaurant, La Casa Garcia. Each year the number of persons increased and soon surpassed 15,000.

Although the location has changed from the parking lot of La Casa Garcia to Honda Center, the purpose of the dinner has remained the same: To serve a free Thanksgiving dinner to individuals and families in need. We Give Thanks has expanded its role of the years and provides support for other events throughout the year including support of the Veterans, local youth, and families in need!