In what just about was a party of five thousand, "Party of Five" star Jennifer Love Hewitt and other celebrities served meals to the hungry and homeless Wednesday outside the Los Angeles Mission.
About 4,500 meals were served at an annual Thanksgiving feast, which also offered free blood pressure tests, HIV counseling and testing, and toiletry kits to the poor.
"This is a good opportunity for me to take care of people I don't even know," Hewitt said. "I'm just serving mashed potatoes but for these people it's the greatest thing in the world. It makes me feel good."
Nine-year-old Rodolfo Castaneda was sitting with three siblings and his mother when actor Tony Danza brought them plates of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and vegetables.
Asked what he was most thankful for, Rodolfo smiled took a bite of pie, and replied, "the turkey." Danza said he was glad he could do something about hunger and homelessness.
"And it makes me wonder what the solution is," Danza said. "I think everyone wants to help. We just don't know how."