COSTA MESA — At the third annual Someone Cares Soup Kitchen Thanksgiving Eve feast, the kitchen was abuzz as dozens of low-income and limited-income senior citizens from nearby Bethel Towers rubbed elbows with the homeless.
"The price is right here, and it's something I need — that's for sure," said Lawrence Bubka, 83, who has lived in Costa Mesa for 20 years.
He receives almost $900 in Social Security and disability checks a month.
A former graphic artist and son of a Polish immigrant who came to California as a tailor in the early 1900s, Bubka dressed in a gray fedora and tweed jacket for Wednesday's meal.
Ralph Adamo, the chief executive of Newport Beach-based Integrity Wealth Management, which sponsored the feast, said feeding hungry folks is the least he could do during the holiday season. He gave his employees the option of staying in the office or helping out at the soup kitchen.