Knoxville's Homeless Sit Down to Thanksgiving Dinner

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Knoxville (WVLT) - Hundreds of the area's homeless have full stomachs after a hearty Thanksgiving dinner.

Lost Sheep Ministries held their annual Thanksgiving dinner for 500 men and women under the McGhee Street Bridge off of 5th Avenue. High School volunteers served turkey, dressing, green beans, and much more. This is something the ministry does every Wednesday night for the homeless under the bridge.

In addition to food, they usually give out hygiene products and clothing.

Lost Sheep Ministries' goal is to simply give the homeless a chance to make it off the streets.

"Create an opportunity to develop a relationship with those who want to get out, and for the ones who are still here, it gives support to them and help them get out," said Tony Colson, director of community support.

All the donations come from local churches, charities and businesses.

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