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A long-standing Triad church tradition will go on. Pandemic or not.

Lawndale Baptist Church's "Feeding the 5000" is scheduled now as a drive-thru.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Lawndale Baptist Church has given out free Thanksgiving meals for the past 12 years and this year they say a pandemic will not stop them.

"We just decided that even though things were tough we have an obligation to do anything that we could to feed the hungry," said Pastor Joe Giariteli, "So this year we are adapting the event and giving out 1,000 turkeys in a drive-thru format so we can remain safe during the pandemic."

The event will take place on November 24th rain or shine. They will give a turkey to the first 1,000 families (limit 1 per family please). Each turkey is enough to feed 5 people. Pastor Giariteli says due to expected crowds the giveaway will start at 6:30 a.m., not 8 a.m. like previously advertised. Go to their website for more.