11/19/2011 03:38 am ET | Updated Nov 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Volunteering In LA: Serve Dinner To The Homeless, Cook An Extra Turkey Or Deliver A Meal

During a holiday season that is busy with preparation, shopping, food and celebration, one of the most meaningful ways of acknowledging gratitude can come through helping those who have less. There are many ways to give back to our communities, but sometimes there are so many options that we find ourselves not making any plans at all. So before it's too late, here are 9 places you can volunteer this Thanksgiving season in Los Angeles. We'll cheers to that!