CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2005 |
The shelves are almost bare at the Seventh-day Adventist Church food pantry in South-Central Los Angeles. As Thanksgiving approaches, instead of the 400 bags containing a turkey, canned vegetables, milk and other staples typically handed out for the holiday, the charity will be hard-pressed to find provisions for 100 families -- and most will not get a turkey. "I've been doing this for 10 years, and this is the worst I've seen it," said Margaret Carson, community service director.