Thousands Line Up for Free Turkeys

The limousine service has been handing out turkeys for more than 20 years

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Thousands of people stood in line for hours early Tuesday to receive a free turkey.

The event in South Los Angeles was sponsored by Jackson Limousine Service. 

Volunteers began handing out the food, some of which was brought in on forklifts, at about 8 a.m. in the 3600 block of West Slauson Avenue. Organizers had 10,000 turkeys.

For the time in the event's history, organizers ran out of turkeys. By mid-afternoon, volunteers were giving away hams and chickens.

Jackson Limousine has been doing the turkey giveaway for 24 years.

Tuesday also marks the deadline to register for the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of LA turkey and food basket give-away. The event is Wednesday at the Salesian Family Youth Center, 2228 E. 4th Street. Call 323-263-7519 for information.
At the Fred Jordan Mission Wednesday, volunteers will hand out meals, shoes, clothes and socks to the homeless. The event is at 445 Towne Ave.

Click here for more Thanksgiving dinners and opportunities to volunteer.

NBCLA's Chris Schauble posted this twitvid from the scene:

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