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Thousands of sandwiches served, help fundraise for local non-profit

METRO—A turkey sandwich was 'the special' Thursday, all over the metro.

Dozens of volunteers from organizations around the area handed out lunches at all seven Hornbacher's locations.

The lunches were $5 and all the proceeds went to United Way of Cass-Clay.

The United Way uses the money to help feed people in need and reduce homelessness.

This is the 11th year the event has been held, and volunteers say it grows every year.

"It's crazy. People obviously come from grocery shopping, quick lunch break or something and they're so excited to know that they can grab a turkey sandwich quick - it's to-go, to sit. There's tables to enjoy the nice weather," says volunteer Jeri McQuade.

Last year, the event raised more than $29,000 dollars.