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Children in East Lake given early Thanksgiving meal

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - Volunteers were hard at work in the kitchen Tuesday morning making sure every child that comes through the East Lake Rec Center had a traditional Thanksgiving meal. 


The organizers behind the 'pre-Thanksgiving' say it's important for them to give the children that special meal, they may not get at home. The 

volunteers tutor the children regularly though out the week. They say it's all a labor of love. 


Jessica Lawrence, after school volunteer, "I love the children. Every child in the neighborhood belongs to me. I didn't birth them, but they're my children."


Miss Lawrence says she has been providing this meal to the neighborhood every year since the 70's.


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