Needy D.C. Residents Get Early Thanksgiving Meal

The event also featured a job fair and a free clothing distribution for those in need

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012  |  Updated 10:39 PM EDT
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Thousands of needy D.C. residents ate a Thanksgiving feast at the 13th Annual Safeway Feast of Sharing. News4's Tom Sherwood reports.

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Thousands of needy D.C. residents ate a Thanksgiving feast at the 13th Annual Safeway Feast of Sharing. News4's Tom Sherwood reports.

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News4 Consumer Reporter Liz Crenshaw volunteered to serve Thanksgiving dinner to thousands of needy D.C. residents at the 13th annual Safeway Feast of Sharing at the Convention Center Wednesday.
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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.

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