Stars on hand to deliver Skid Row Christmas dinner

Thousands of toys, coats and gifts were handed out and about 3,000 Christmas dinners were provided to the homeless Friday at the Los Angeles Mission's Christmas Eve meal service on Skid Row.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilwoman Jan Perry, Rep. David Dreier, R- San Dimas, "Chuck'' star Zachary Levi, actress Alyssa Milano and past "Dancing with the Stars'' contestants Brandy Norwood and Gilles Marini were among the volunteers giving out toys and serving meals of roast chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables and pie.

"Anyone would be moved by the kids on Skid Row meeting Santa and receiving gifts on Christmas Eve,'' said actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, the event's host.

"I have been privileged to serve at the Los Angeles Mission Christmas Eve Homeless Outreach for more than 10 years, and always go home impressed by how joyful and respectful it is.''