Soaps.com would like to say thank you to The Young and the Restless’s Kate Linder (Esther Valentine) for taking time out from her own holiday plans to help serve food the the less fortunate with the Los Angeles Mission.

Kate was joined by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and the event was hosted by the family of celebrities Bruce Boxleitner and Melissa Gilbert.

Among the stars on hand to help with meals and hand out toys were Alyssa Milano, Corbin Bleu, Melissa Joan Hart, Yvette Nicole Brown and Heidi and Spencer Pratt.

Midnight Mission workers involved said that more families than ever turned up this year in light of the economic downturn.

Soaps.com wishes all those who generously volunteered for this worthwhile cause a very happy holiday, especially our own Kate Linder!