Meghan Markle dons baseball cap as she helps prepare Thanksgiving meal at women’s centre
Meghan Markle rolled up her sleeves to help prepare a Thanksgiving meal for 300 people at a women's centre in Los Angeles.
The Duchess of Sussex was pictured on the website for the Archewell Foundation – the non-profit organisation she founded with Prince Harry in 2020.
Along with the photograph, it published a brief message in the couple's holiday update, talking about how the foundation's members helped prepare a warm Thanksgiving lunch at the Downtown Women's Center (DWC).
The post reads: "Earlier this week, the Archewell Foundation Team helped prepare a Thanksgiving lunch for over 300 Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) residents in Los Angeles.
"DWC provides a wide array of resources to decrease barriers and end homelessness for all women including female veterans and their families, women with severe physical and mental health concerns and survivors of domestic violence."
The post, titled Giving Thanks, included a photo of a man wearing a white cap, face mask, and apron alongside Meghan as they slice pie as part of the meal.
The Duchess looks almost unrecognisable, donning a face mask and a black baseball cap, wearing her hair in a ponytail.
Meghan could be also seen in an apron and blue rubber gloves as she packed up slices of pie.
Meghan was brought up in Los Angeles and often spends her time during the festive period giving back to vulnerable people in the community, the Daily Express reports.
While she lived in Toronto, Canada, and acting in hit legal drama Suits, the Duchess would help out at the St. Felix Centre, a charity which provides support to homeless people in the area.
The centre later paid tribute to Meghan in a touching Instagram post back in December 2019, which said she "volunteered on a regular basis in our kitchen as part of our Community Meals Program".
The tribute added: "The Duchess also donated food from the set of Suits, and on one Thanksgiving she brought in all the food, turkeys and the fixings for over 100 people."
Meghan was inspired to give back to vulnerable people because of her parents – Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle Snr – who helped people in need themselves when she was growing up.
In her now-defunct blog, The Tig, Meghan wrote: "Despite the contrast of my two worlds growing up, there was a powerful commonality: both my parents came from little, so they made a choice to give a lot – buying turkeys for homeless shelters at Thanksgiving, delivering meals to patients in hospice care, donating any spare change in their pocket to those asking for it, and performing quiet acts of grace – be it a hug, a smile, or a pat on the back to show ones in need that they would be alright."
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