2008 Breaking Bread and Barriers  “We’re reaching beyond the local homeless population and into the community as a whole. We sit together. We share a meal. We share a table,” said Jesse Giglio, the event’s coordinator.

2009 Save Thanksgiving  “In the traditions of old this day is about generosity and sharing, about one sharing a table with another,” according to Jesse Giglio, Mission Pastor at Ventura Missionary. “It’s not a hand out but an expression of solidarity.”

2010 Let’s Be One At Thanksgiving “The idea here is not for “us to help “them,” but for everyone to get the idea that we are all friends and neighbors who live in the same city.” – Mayor Bill Fulton

2011 Thanksgiving Elegance “The Fourth Annual Thanksgiving dinner held surprises not only for the scope of the event, but also for its elegance.”