From left are the Rev. Dr. Richard Sanders, the Rev. Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick and the Rev. Xavier L. Thompson (photo by Cora J. Fossett/L.A. Sentinel)

Rev. Dr. Richard Sanders (left), CEO of the Mozell Sanders Thanksgiving Dinner West Coast, Inc., accepts a $40,000 check from the Rev. Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick (center) on behalf of the Western Baptist State Convention. Looking on is the Rev. Xavier Thompson, president of the Baptist Ministers Conference of L.A. and Southern California.

Sanders, who helps many people through the organization founded by his father, said the donation will help feed 10,000 people during the Thanksgiving holiday.