Texas Governor Abbott Serves Up Thanksgiving Cheer with Meals on Wheels in Austin

Texas Governor Abbott Serves Up Thanksgiving Cheer with Meals on Wheels in AustinSource: Office of the Texas Governor
Sophie Leclerc
Published on November 24, 2023

In a heartwarming show of holiday spirit, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, along with his First Lady Cecilia Abbott and daughter Audrey, rolled up their sleeves to join Meals on Wheels Central Texas in delivering a feast to homebound seniors this Thanksgiving Day.

The governor's seasonal good deed didn't just spread cheer among the meal recipients; it brightened up his own family's holiday, too. “Joining Meals On Wheels to deliver Thanksgiving Day meals to those in need throughout the Greater Austin area has been a cherished tradition for our family,” Governor Abbott said. His heartfelt statement echoed the essence of the Thanksgiving spirit—sharing and caring.

Henry Van De Putte, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels Central Texas, was in tow with the Abbott family, undoubtedly appreciative of the high-profile support for the organization. Delivering hot meals and warm wishes, the governor's effort wasn't just a photo op—it was a reminder to Texans that compassion knows no holiday break.

Further igniting the call to kindness, Governor Abbott extended an invitation to his fellow Texans, seeking to spark a wave of statewide compassion. “It’s an honor to work alongside the dedicated Meals On Wheels volunteers as they bring warmth and nourishment to Texans during this Thanksgiving holiday. The spirit of giving and sharing a meal together embodies the true essence of this holiday. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve, and we encourage all Texans to look for ways to support those in their communities needing help. My family and I wish everyone in Texas a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving.” he said as stated in the Office of the Texas Governor press release. And with the genuineness that oozes from such community initiatives, Governor Abbott's actions spoke as loud as his words, painting a portrait of a Texas that looks after its own, forkful by forkful.

The Abbotts were also delivering a message: that giving back is in the fabric of the Texan identity.