Thanksgiving, Volunteering and Men’s Haircuts

Ask the Yenta

Dear Yenta,

Can you recommend any places for the good citizens of LA to Volunteer on Thanksgiving Day? I want to give back to the community, and my family is having our Thanksgiving a day later.

You’d be surprised to know that Thanksgiving is actually a very popular day to volunteer.  Many organizations are have already filled their volunteer needs on Thanksgiving.  But, please don’t give up!  Below are organizations you can check out – and if not on Thursday – keep going and pick another day – you’ll be happy you did!!!


Food On Foot 

9663 Santa Monica Blvd. #743

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

(310) 442-0088

Food on Foot operates a weekly meal program every Sunday, as well as Thanksgiving, in Hollywood. Sign up at their web site to volunteer.


Los Angeles Mission

303 East 5th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

(213) 629-1227

The Los Angeles Mission has many volunteer opportunities, including donations, and meal service. They have reached their volunteer goals for Thanksgiving Day, but are eager for volunteers other days. Go to their web site to sign up for their volunteer orientation.


Interfaith Food Pantry

10 participating congregations are in North Hollywood, Studio City, and Van Nuys. (818) 980-1657

Volunteers are needed to donate food, work in the pantry, pack bags, and help unload trucks Monday through Friday mornings.


Operation Gratitude

Help pack care packages for the troops through December 17th. To volunteer for the Holiday Drives email the volunteer coordinator at: (Write “Operation Gratitude Volunteer” in the subject line)


More Volunteer ideas:


Dear Yenta,  

I was hoping you could give me the name of a salon or two where a guy can get a haircut for $40-$50 in the Hollywood or West Hollywood area? It seems like there are tons of places between $20 & $30 I’ve gone to and received terrible haircuts or they’re in the $80 or higher range which is just too much for me to shell out. Any information you can provide or any place you know of would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, James.

Hey James,

Please check my recommendations for men’s grooming at The Yenta Report

Other WeHo locations to check out:  Shorty’s, Richie the Barber, and Floyd’s 99 Barbershop.