This holiday season, the Kardashian-Jenner family is giving back to their neighborhood.
When Union Station Homeless Services in Pasadena, California, revealed earlier this month that it was facing a severe shortage of frozen turkey donations, collecting only 7 of 450 turkeys for its annual “Dinner in the Park” Thanksgiving program, the renowned family stepped in.
The Kardashian-Jenners not only donated as many turkeys as the group need, but also 50 gallons of milk, 50 pounds of butter, 450 pies, and 150 pounds of fruit and herbs, according to Pasadena Now.
“The family didn’t hesitate to come together and phone establishments in the vicinity to get the supplies required,” a source tells. “Kris, Kourtney, Khloé, Kim, Kylie, Kendall, and Rob were there.”
According to a Union Station official, After seeing the “need for turkeys in the news last week,” the family contributed the meat as well as “every perishable ingredient needed to serve almost 4,000 Thanksgiving meals at our 52nd Annual Dinner in the Park!”
Before the Kardashian-Jenner donation, David Sensente, Sr. Manager of In-kind Donations, told the publication that he had “never seen the need so acute” in his 20 years at Union Station.
“Many long-term contributors are declining to supply turkeys this year,” he said. “We urge the community to be charitable and assist us provide a holiday meal to people in need.”
This Thanksgiving marks Union Station’s 52nd year of serving “excellent, comprehensive, and wholesome” meals to the homeless.
The group expressed gratitude to the Kardashian-Jenner family for their “help in making this Thanksgiving special for so many neighbors who would otherwise not be able to enjoy a holiday feast this year.”
“As the demand has risen, we have really concentrated on assisting those in need and providing them with Thanksgiving dinners,” CEO Anne Miskey told Pasadena Now.
“We no longer enjoy a picnic in the park, but instead focus on ensuring that everyone have access to a decent, comprehensive, and healthful Thanksgiving meal.”
This year’s “Dinner in the Park” will consist of three programs: a meal box distribution on November 21, a cooked meal pick up on November 23, and private sit-down dinners on November 24 for inhabitants of certain interim housing locations.
According to Pasadena Now, the group fed over 4,000 residents last year and expects to exceed that number by 2022, as it is still taking donations.
This isn’t the first time the Kardashians have given money. Kim, 42, vowed to donate $1 million to Baby2Baby during the charity’s annual Baby2Baby Gala on November 13.
She was given the “Giving Tree Award” at the time for her “longtime dedication to Baby2Baby and commitment to supporting the children they serve.”
Previously, the prize was given to Vanessa Bryant, Kerry Washington, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, and Drew Barrymore.
“This award means a lot to me, and I’d like to dedicate it to the people I think about, care about, and obsess over more than anybody else, my kids,” Kim said during her address last week, as well as to her parents.
“I know many of us are doing our best to explain the world’s disparities to our small little beings, who may not always comprehend it, but I know we can all do our part to raise the next generation to be resourceful, brave, compassionate, and, above all, kind.”