Gifts, Charity and The New Year!

Dear Yenta,
I have a random question for you… A company my boyfriend works with is looking for a charity (non-religious) that is handing out food over the holidays that they can surprise with a load of 5000 pounds of turkey to add to their food donations for the holidays.  Again, random I know, but would you perhaps know of a charity that is giving out food, that could use some help?

Wow, that’s a lot of food!!!  Here are some places for you to check out!

SOVA Food Pantry (Part of Jewish Family Service – it’s not affiliated with a Temple)


The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Westside Food Bank

Food Bank of Southern California

Dear Yenta,
Who makes the best best best, hugest, fanciest most AMAZING gift baskets in Los Angeles — I mean AMMMMAAAAZZZING like 500 dollar or more baskets… Gourmet – beautiful!!!!!!!!  Any ideas?


It depends on what you’re looking for… Any of these can be amazing.  The more money you spend – the larger and more amazing it will be!

Food: Joan’s on Third    

Fragrance: I recently had a gorgeous basket made from Santa Maria Novella on Melrose Place for Anne Hathaway. 

Booze: Mel and Rose 

General Gift Baskets: LA Gift Company 


Whatever is beautiful,
Whatever is meaningful,
Whatever brings you happiness…
May it be yours in the New Year!

Love you, mean it.