Thousands of needy D.C. residents ate a Thanksgiving feast at the 13th Annual Safeway Feast of Sharing. News4's Tom Sherwood reports.
Thousands of District of Columbia residents enjoyed a free Thanksgiving feast at the Washington Convention Center Wednesday.
The 13th annual Safeway Feast of Sharing included a traditional turkey meal and trimmings served by hundreds of volunteers on Wednesday.
The event also featured a job fair and a free clothing distribution for those in need. Organizers also offered free health screenings, flu vaccines and diabetes testing.
The doors opened at 10 a.m., and dinner was served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Organizers were expecting about the same demand for the meal as last year. That's at least 1,000 more attendees than in 2009, when about 4,000 took advantage.