Charles A. Landis Thanksgiving Dinner

  • Our Commitment

    The Tolleson Service Committee is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has served our community since it was first established in 1982

    Feeding Our Community

    The Charles Landis Thanksgiving Dinner

    Annually the committee serves over 2,000 free turkey & ham dinners, including meals that are delivered to homebound individuals.

    Coordinating With Our Community

    Local Collaboration

    We coordinate with the City of Tolleson, Tolleson Union High School & over a dozen other local businesses and organizations to serve our community on Thanksgiving Day & throughout the year.

    Supporting Our Community

    Identifying Those In Need

    We actively identify those with a need in our community at which time the committee votes on how to best utilize committee resources to support the person or family in need.

    Encouraging The Youth

    How To Serve The Community

    With a majority of our volunteers being students from throughout the Tolleson Union High School District, It's no wonder the Charles Landis Thanksgiving Dinner has been a success for over 3 decades. When the youth serve their community, their future is secure!

    Locha Parker


    Ms. Locha Parker has made an everlasting imprint in the West Valley and particularly the Tolleson Service Committee since she helped to establish the organization in 1982. Her selfless actions & dedication to her community has left a lasting impact on our committee as well as our community.

  • City of Tolleson

    Tolleson is well known throughout the valley for fabulous events offered year-round. The city holds multiple events the Latin Jazz and Mariachi Festival, Whoopee Daze, Tolleson’s Easter Celebration, Music Fest, 4th of July, Movies in the Park, Tardeada Latina, Health and Community Expo, Pride Day, Veterans Day and Luces de Navidad.

    Rousseau Farming Company

    The Rousseau Family has been putting food on the tables of Arizona families since 1892. We are proud to provide fresh, healthy and locally grown produce for your family today and tomorrow.

    Tolleson Union High School

    Tolleson Union High School is a four-year high school that was established in 1927. Tolleson Union is the only high school in the town and is the oldest of the five schools in the Tolleson Union High School District. Tolleson Union High School currently serves 2,251 students.

    Holsum Bakery

    Providing baked goods to the southwest region of the US since 1881, Holsum Bakery supplies baked goods to hundreds of grocery and convenience stores, several outlet stores, resorts and restaurants, hospitals and military bases on a daily basis.

    Tolleson Elementary School District

    At Tolleson Elementary, we are dedicated to providing the best education possible for the students in our care.


    Based in Stone Mountain, GA, WinCup is a leading manufacturer of disposable polystyrene cups, bowls, containers, straws and lids.


    Albertsons is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. They operate 2,200+ across 33 states and the District of Columbia.


    Everkrisp Vegetables is a 3rd generation family owned and operated Arizona farming company. Established in 1972, Everkrisp has a rich farming history that dates back long before their name and logo were created.

    Advantage Crystal Rose Funeral Home

    Established in the community of Tolleson in 1997, we have continued to improve our services to Tolleson and the surrounding communities while maintaining strong community relationships with our bi-lingual funeral directors who know and listen to the needs of the families they serve.


    The TOLLESON SERVICE COMMITTEE is a 501(c)(3) Foundation

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    The Impact Of A People Helping People Community


    Dinners Served, Including Meals Delivered


    Years Straight Serving The West Valley Community


    Homebound Meals Delivered


    Turkey's Donated


    Student Volunteers from the Tolleson Union High School District Annually


    Adult Volunteers Annually

    Over a Dozen

    Organizations Involved In The Thanksgiving Dinner

  • Meet The Tolleson Service committee

    Board Members

    Armando Morado


    Adolfo Gamez

    Vice President

    Henry Bustamante


    Charles Landis


    Mickie Diaz

    Board Member

    Freddie Villalon

    Board Member

    Tina Gamez

    Board Member

    Diego Espinoza

    Board Member

    Lupe Herrera

    Board Member

    Rebecca & Sonny Martinez

    Honorary Board Members

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    The People Who Make It Happen

    Ms. Lupe Herrera

    Lupe Herrera

    Head Chef & Board Member

    Lupe Herrera runs the kitchen and ensures we all enjoy the best meal possible.

    VFW Post 6310

    VFW Post 6310 Bobby D. Lopez

    Special Volunteers

    The honorable men of VFW Post 6310 are the volunteers that deliver the meals to homebound individuals.

    Students Serving Their Community

    Tolleson Service Committee Student Groups

    High schools that volunteer for this event include: Tolleson Union, Westview, La Joya Community, Copper Canyon, Sierra Linda, & University. Specific groups from these schools that volunteer include: The National Honor Society, J.R.O.T.C., Student Council, & Culinary Arts Students.

  • When & Where?

    Dinner is served at Tolleson Union High School from 11am - 2pm on Thanksgiving Day

  • Donations

    The Tolleson Service Committee is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Foundation & all donations are tax deductible.

    To make a donation by Credit or Debit Card

    Click the Donate button below

    The Tolleson Service Committee's Tax ID number is 71-1039835

  • Contact Us

    Find out how you can get involved


    Leave us feedback on how we're doing

    P.O. BOX 339
    Tolleson, AZ 85353
    Armando Morado @ (602)810-5481 or Adolfo Gamez @ (623)936-5395 or Charles Landis @ (623)478-4027
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