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Trina’s Kids 8th Annual Toy Drive

Chef Lisa returned to partner with Trina’s Kids Foundation + this time they’re taking on Christmas!

Plates by Lisa shared in the holiday spirit by catering a Christmas feast at Trina’s Kids 8th Annual Toy Drive.

This year, Trina’s Kids Foundation partnered with the Los Angeles Chargers to “Fill the Field” at SoFi Stadium with 15,000 toys. These remarkable donations were gifted to children of families in need, as they received a bag full of presents from Santa at the Toy Drive in DTLA. It was a sight to see!

Hosted at Hubble Studios, the space was transformed into a winter wonderland. The event featured snowfall to dance under, beautiful Christmas trees + a very special guest, Santa! The best gift of all was watching every child’s face light up with smiles from ear to ear.

The magic of Christmas was served up by Trina’s Kids Foundation + Chef Lisa added the sparkle with delicious + spirited catering for all!

Chef Lisa: “Being part of an event that creates so much happiness before your own eyes is so special and I’m grateful to be part of bringing that joy to so many deserving kids.”

Chef Lisa + her team of volunteers served warm holiday meals to 400 families.

Chef Lisa: “My team and I did what we do best in bringing good vibes, sparkle and joy. Mac and Cheese is best served while singing and dancing to Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You!’”

The Plates by Lisa Menu included:

  • 100 lbs. Honey Baked Ham

  • 50 lbs. Mac ‘n Cheese

  • 34 lbs. Green Beans

  • 24 Apple Pie + Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream

The event was a major success that benefited over 400 children, from Hubble Studios neighboring housing community and the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club.

Plates by Lisa is honored to support the work of Trina’s Kids founder, Vince Ricci + Event Producer, Karla McCormik. Their generosity + dedication to making a difference in the community is beyond inspiring.

To get involved, donate or volunteer at future events visit

Step into Trina's Kids winter wonderland in this video shot + produced by Aden Ritz.

Photo Highlights from Trina's Kids Foundation Toy Drive:

Photos Courtesy of Siarra Lynn Studios

Chef Lisa | 8th Annual Trina's Kids Foundation Toy Drive

Santa + his little helper | Photo Credit: Siarra Lynn Photos

TKF Toy Drive Kid Smiling Ear to Ear | Photo Credit: Siarra Lynn Studios

Plates by Lisa Catering Setup

Chef Lisa + TKF Toy Drive Menu

Chef Lisa serving at TKF's Annual Toy Drive | Photo Credit: Siarra Lynn Studios

Plates by Lisa Volunteers Conor + Jeff Serving Up Mac 'N Cheese

Plates by Lisa Volunteers | Photo Credit: Siarra Lynn Studios

Chef Lisa + Her Famous Apple Pie

Volunteer Emily Serving Pies + Whipped Cream

Chef Lisa + The Plates by Lisa Volunteer Team

Child Enjoying Toys from Santa | Photo Credit: Siarra Lynn Studios

Children Dancing Under the TKF Snowfall | Photo Credit: Siarra Lynn Studios

Chef Lisa + Volunteer Conor | TKF Winter Wonderland

Joy + Merry | Photo Credit: Siarra Lynn Studios

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