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Memphians thankful to help homeless on Thanksgiving

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -  A big show of love for those less fortunate in the Memphis area.

Today, the city is hosting the 32nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless and Hungry.

Organizers say they are prepared to feed up to one thousand people.

Volunteers got up before dawn to prepare some 200 turkeys and all of the fixings.

Some of the kitchen helpers have been volunteering for nearly three decades.

"Every year it gets better and better.   More enjoyable because I'm doing something to help humanity,"  said Reginald Taylor

Along with a Thanksgiving meal, guests have the opportunity to get a flu shot, have their blood pressure checked and pick up hats, gloves and other items to keep them warm this winter.

Cargill and Feed the Needy provided the turkeys. Organizers also rely on monetary donations from the community.

The dinner starts at 10 a.m. at the Cook Convention Center.