Community groups help needy families with turkey giveaway

By 2UrbanGirls

Contributing Writer

INGLEWOOD — Inglewood residents turned out in droves for a turkey giveaway in the heart of the city Nov. 24.

A coordinated effort between community groups A Time for a Change, 2nd Call, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Morrow Metals and Swinerton passed out 400 turkeys to families at Big Lots in Inglewood.

“I am a proud resident of the city of Inglewood and appreciate the support of Councilman George Dotson and the Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, who gave their blessings for this community event,” said Anthony Porter, founder of A Time for Change.

Rampage, the mascot for the Los Angeles Rams, also made an appearance at the event.

The giveaway was to promote unity in the community and Porter said to hold the giveaway in the “heart of the city” was the ideal location.

Participants were required to social distance and wear face coverings to comply with COVID-19 guidelines.

“We started last year with water giveaways and returned this year with the turkey giveaway, which will be an annual event,” Porter said.

Residents were alerted to the giveaway via social media and it was well attended. All of the turkeys were distributed in less than two hours.

“It’s all about supporting our community during these trying times,” said “Big John” Harriel Jr with 2nd Call who says they will continue to support the community whenever there is a need.

2 Urban Girls is a freelance reporter for Wave Newspapers who covers the Compton and Inglewood area. She can be reached at