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Meals on Wheels helps seniors have a happy Thanksgiving

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together, but what if you don’t have family or can’t get a meal.

That’s one group’s rolling mission every day, but especially during the holidays.

Howard Kovarsky has been volunteering with Meals on Wheels Spokane for the past three years. He has his route of 12 people and sees them twice a week.

“I really enjoy doing this. I get a lot of out of it. The people are really great people. That's why I do it,” he says.

The recipients, like Theresa Press, are always excited to see him.

“Every time I see him, my Meals on Wheels people, I love them all,” he says.

Howard says it’s not a problem to give up some of his time.

“Some of these people the only holiday they're going to have is having one of the meals on wheels folks coming and talking to them for a few minutes,” he says.

Because for him, it’s not about the time, it’s about the people.

“I'll have plenty of time to spend with my family and stuff like that. If it'll make a little bit of a difference it'll make my holiday better too,” he says.

Meals on Wheels Spokane says they’ve prepared nearly 500 meals for delivery. If you'd like to donate to the program or volunteer: https://www.mowspokane.org/

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