Gov. Abbott joins Meals on Wheels to serve Austin’s elderly

Meals on Wheels (KXAN Photo)
Meals on Wheels (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN)– Gov. Gregg Abbott and his wife Cecilia joined Meals on Wheels to deliver meals to 500 homebound seniors throughout the city on Thanksgiving Day.

For this mission, the organization partnered with H-E-B to deliver the meals which include turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dinner roll and milk.

Much of the work was done by volunteers like Gail Bell who simply saw a need and wanted to help.

“I saw something on Facebook about needing volunteers and I thought ‘that’s easy enough. I can do that,'” Bell said.

The group prepared 105 pounds of turkey, 125 pounds of cornbread dressing, 96 pounds of peas and carrots, 500 dinner rolls and 38 pounds of spiced pumpkin cake. 

This year they were able to serve 486 people. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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