Kirk Douglas, Thanksgiving LA Mission

Veteran movie star Kirk Douglas chips in for the Thanksgiving LA Mission

This Thanksgiving marks the 76th anniversary that the Los Angeles Mission serves out a festive meal to the hundreds of unfortunate homeless people who line the city's streets, and there were more than a few famous faces popping up among the volunteers to serve up over 3,500 meals to those in need - not least veteran actor Kirk Douglas who belied his 96 years old age to don a red LA Mission apron and help serve up the good stuff. 

Matt Bommer, LA Mission

White Collar's Matt Bommer was among the volunteers stepping in to help

With Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio - who now owns the LA restaurant Ink - in charge of the food preperation, there was no doubt that the meals being served up were top dollar, and so were the cast of volunteers. The stars assembled had a strong acting orientation to them, with TV stars including How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris and Chuck's Zachary Levi palling around, whilst Shake It Up's Bella Thorne also put in a turn serving.

Neil Patrick Harris and Zachary Levi, LA MissionBella Thorne, LA Mission

[Left] Neil Patrick Harris and Zachary Levi have a great time serving up food; [Right] Bella Thorne turns up for her shift

Alongside Douglas, stars from the silver screen included The Watchmen's Malin Ackerman and Twilight's BooBoo Stewart who turned out on what was a dry day for the event. In addition to receiving their Thanksgiving meal, the homeless people in attendance were also given a tarp, a tent and a blanket, as well as receiving footcare and examinations from The Los Angeles Christian Health Center. 

Malin Ackerman, LA Mission

Swedish actress Malin Ackerman gets stuck into work

Tatyana Ali, LA Mission

Always nice to see Tatyana Ali's glittering smile light up such events