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Nearly 1000 meals to be given to those in need

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - It was an early Thanksgiving for hundreds of folks in Longview.

Thanksgiving dinner was shared with hundreds of people at the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission.

The mission expects to serve up between 800 to a 1,000 meals to those eating at the mission and those delivered to needy families.

For those who receive, and those who serve them up, it's more than just something to eat.

Diner Gary Rodgers says, "It's time for me to come and see some friends I haven't seen in a while--get back in touch with them. It's just a great time.

Volunteer Sharon Stewart says, "[It's] a great opportunity for me and my friends, my family, my son is here from the military he volunteered today. It's just an awesome feeling to be able to give back."

The mission will go back to serving regular meals through on Thursday.

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