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Turkey Dinner Giveaway in South L.A. Draws Thousands

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Thousands of people have lined up for an annual Thanksgiving dinner giveaway this morning by the Jackson Limousine Service in South Los Angeles, reports KTLA.

The line has been growing since yesterday, full of people hoping to get boxes full of Thanksgiving turkey and side dishes. The company has been handing out food over the holidays for the past 30 years, according to the news site, and goes from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

CBS News adds that the event almost didn't happen due to a lack of donations. But EJ Jackson, who owns the company, said that he's always had faith that he could somehow pull it off.

"We barely had anything," Jackson told CBS. "But you know one thing I am learning, and I've been learning, is you walk by faith, not by sight, and God knows your heart."

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The first person in line for the dinner was there yesterday morning at 8:00 a.m.