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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Since 1990 the Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner has served the less fortunate of the Midlands on Thanksgiving.

St. Peter's Catholic Church and First Baptist Church of Columbiaare once again teaming up to feed the less fortunate of the Midlands on Thanksgiving Day.

Robert Keeder is the coordinator at St. Peter's Catholic Church, he has helped in all of the Thanksgiving Day feasts.

"Fortunately, for me and my soul and who I am as a person, I was glad that I was called by God to do this, we are all called to do something bigger than ourselves and mine is the ministry to the poorest of the poor, the elderly, the helpless, and the homeless," said Keeder.

"Fortunately, for me and my soul and who I am as a person, I was glad that I was called by God to do this, we are all called to do something bigger than ourselves and mine is the ministry to the poorest of the poor, the elderly, the helpless, and the homeless," said Keeder.

Keeder says the turnout has grown every year for the dinner, he estimates that they have served between 65 and 70,000 people over the last two decades.

"The largest gathering in the state of South Carolina on Thanksgiving Day is in Columbia and it is at the (Carolina) Coliseum, not for a concert, not for a basketball game, but for feeding God's poorest of the poor," said Keeder.

The Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner is now less than a week away and Keeder says they still could use some assistance from the community to buy some turkeys.

According to Keeder, "A $10 dollar Adopt-A-Turkey would be a profound way of assisting us in purchasing these turkeys"

They are hoping to get at least 50 more turkeys, a number that Keeder knows they can hit by Tuesday with the help of the community.

If you would like to purchase a $10 turkey to help feed the needy on Thanksgiving, you can contact Robert Keeder at 803-796-9802 or mail a check to payable to:

St. Vincent dePaul Society

ATTN: Robert Keeder

P.O. Box 1896

Columbia, SC 29202