Former D.C. mayor and current Councilmember Marion Barry helped hand out 2,000 free turkeys today to residents in Southeast Washington.
By 9 a.m. this morning, the line outside Union Temple Baptist Church stretched down the block, with hundreds braving the cold for a free turkey.
The giveaway was scheduled for yesterday, but a billing dispute between Giant Foods and Barry left those who showed up Tuesday empty-handed.
Today's giveaway got off to a much better start, with senior citizens like Juanita Cook receiving the first turkeys.
"I'm 68 years old, and I live in a senior citizens home. Even though we get food once a month, when they give us some fresh meat or something like that we are always grateful," Cook says.
This is Barry's third turkey giveaway in Ward 8.