Bowery Mission serves up meals on Thanksgiving plus a 'blessing bag'

LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- On this Thanksgiving, thousands of homeless New Yorkers went to the Bowery Mission for a warm meal.

Early Thursday morning, the line at the mission on the Lower East Side wrapped around the corner.

People were served a full breakfast in the morning and a Thanksgiving dinner, complete with turkey and all the trimmings.

Some people who relied on the mission in years past came back to volunteer.

Those in attendance also received a "blessing bag" complete with a warm coat.

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