First Family of Texas and Others Deliver Meals and Holiday Cheer
December 11, 2017
Texas Governor Greg Abbott, First Lady Cecilia Abbott, and their daughter, Audrey were among the 150 or so volunteers who delivered delicious meals and much-welcomed holiday cheer to hundreds of our homebound clients on Thanksgiving Day.
Our dedicated kitchen crew arrived in the wee hours that Thursday to prepare 105 lbs. of roast turkey, 125 lbs. of cornbread dressing, 96 lbs. of peas and carrots, and enough spiced pumpkin cake for each of the 486 clients who received the holiday meals to get a slice. Later that morning, volunteers, including the Abbott family, began lining up around 10:15. Ms. Abbott is a seasoned pro at delivering our nutritious lunches considering she’s volunteered for MOWCTX since 2010.
By 11:30 a.m., all of the Thanksgiving meals were out the door of our Central Kitchen and on their way to people who would not have otherwise enjoyed a holiday meal. And, for many of our clients, the community-minded people delivering their lunch were the only human interaction they had that holiday - underscoring the fact that our volunteers do indeed deliver much more than a meal.
This is the 12th year MOWCTX has provided a Thanksgiving Day lunch to our most vulnerable clients. Many thanks to the volunteers who took time out from their family gatherings to help our neighbors in need. We also deeply appreciate our wonderful partner in community service, H-E-B, for underwriting the entire cost of our Thanksgiving Day meals.