41st annual Mozel Sanders Thanksgiving Day DInner aims to feed 43,000 in 2012

Volunteers work overnight

INDIANAPOLIS - Volunteers were hard at work Thanksgiving morning, preparing meals to feed more than 43,000 Hoosiers in need as part of the 41st annual Mozel Sanders Thanksgiving Day Dinner.

The work started overnight in the kitchen at Butler University's Atherton Union.

The meals, which include turkey, dressing, gravy, green beans, apple crisp and rolls, are assembled by 3,000 volunteers and then distributed to dozens of satellite locations.

"Once you do it, it's hard not to come back," said Kim Baker, who has been volunteering at the event for eight years.

It costs about $80,000 to pull off the event, and organizers said they were still about $3,500 short Thursday morning.

"We want to feed more people," said board member Shannon Joseph. "We'll be taking donations through today and through the next week."

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