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East Texas officials deliver meals for Meals on Wheels

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) – Being a public servant took on a new meaning for elected and appointed officials in East Texas and across the country on Wednesday.

They joined with Meals on Wheels volunteers to deliver pre-packaged meals to those who need it in their communities.

In cities like Longview, officials pitched in to package meals, knowing that third of a million Texans live in poverty.

"We serve all of those in need and we don't want to have to tell anyone that they're on a waiting list for meals. We don't want to tell anyone that they cannot be served, and with the community's help, we can continue to do that," says Rachel Thompson of Meals on Wheels.

The East Texas Meals on Wheels serves 3300 East Texans. That is a hundred less than the City of Austin.

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