BERKELEY (KPIX) — Some Oakland teens banded together on Thursday to provide a unique Thanksgiving meal for the homeless.
Students from the Oakland School for the Arts assembled a formal dining area next to a local homeless encampment.
The organizers went all out and brought in fresh linen, china, glassware and — of course — a delicious meal.
The guests took some time to trust the organizers enough to come out but, soon enough, the tables filled up.
One man named Chris, who lives in a tent nearby was enthusiastic.
“I was going to go to Denny’s but this beats Denny’s by a long shot,” he said.
The performing arts students also sang for the guests as they ate their meal.