Christmas Eve meals for 70 local senior citizens are being prepared by Ghaz Bazrafshan at Dave's Chillin N Grillin | Photo by Margaret Irwin.

Delivering food and good will to local senior citizens

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By Eliot Brody

38 of 70 Christmas Eve meals are ready for delivery | Photo by Margaret Irwin

It’s Christmas Eve, and Ghaz Bazrafshan and her team at Dave’s Chillin N Grillin in Eagle Rock are finishing up cooking 70 feasts to distribute to senior citizens in Eagle Rock and Glassell Park.  

The meals were paid for with $700 in donations from local individuals. The money poured in within 48 hours of a post on Facebook by Margaret Irwin, the director of the committee on aging neighbors for the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council. Irwin alerted the public that Dave’s was offering a $30 Christmas special with a $10 reduced price for senior citizens.  

The contributions by holiday donors paid the tab for the seniors’ meals. The community-funded effort mirrors a similar spree of donations at Thanksgiving that fed 65 seniors for free.  


Eliot Brody, a senior at Occidental College, is a participant in the NELA Neighborhood Reporting Partnership, a collaboration between the Boulevard Sentinel and The Occidental campus newspaper. 


 

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2 thoughts on “Delivering food and good will to local senior citizens

  1. There were so many organizations that contributed and donated food, supplies, personal items, shoes, etc to the neediest of our neighbors this past week. Not all of them have self-promoting ads appearing all over NELA every day.
    Here’s to those who helped others in efforts both small and grand without begging for constant attention

    1. How is a local newspaper doing a piece about a struggling small business trying to help their community self promotion? This is not a paid ad, it’s a local feel good story that the paper decided to do. You just sound bitter and sad.

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