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'Mission Possible Turkey Fry' Aims To Feed 5,000 Homeless

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 500 turkeys were cooked on Tuesday as part of the seventh Annual Mission Possible Turkey Fry.

Dozens helped fry up the turkeys in more than 50 fryers in the parking lot of the Nashville Rescue Mission.

The popular event is hosted by country music singer Tracy Lawrence.

"So many people come volunteer their time. So many people in the community donate cash, turkeys, different food and clothing items, so it brings a great deal of awareness to the community. I don't know where it came from, I'm just glad it did," Lawrence said.

The goal of the annual event is to feed 5,000 people in need during the next few days.

Some Tennessee Titans players lent a hand this year by donating and preparing turkeys for the event.

"I really feel like I owe it to the people. I'm just put in a position to help people and when I can I always feel no hesitation to do so," said safety Jordan Babineaux.

The event started in 2006, and has provided more than 35,000 meals to help the Nashville Rescue Mission feed the homeless in Middle Tennessee.

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