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McAllen Family Creates 'Emily's Meals' to Feed Homeless

1 year 3 months 2 days ago Thursday, October 17 2019 Oct 17, 2019 October 17, 2019 8:46 PM October 17, 2019 in News - Local

MCALLEN – A Rio Grande Valley family making a difference in their community; their efforts are in the national spotlight.

The Aguirre family is one of five finalists for the Disney and Points of Light’s first ever volunteer family of the year.

The Aguirre family feeds the homeless across McAllen, Mission and Pharr, but it all started with a trip to the grocery store.

Emily remembers she was 6 years old seeing a homeless person for the first time. She insisted on giving them food.

“We went to him and I rolled down my window and I said ‘God bless you,’” said her mother Coni.

Coni says that was how it all got started.

The family rallied other family in their community and decided to feed 40 homeless people for the 40 days of Lent.

They couldn’t stop after the 40 days were over. The family kept going and Emily’s Meals took off.

You can vote for the family for the Points of Light contest once every day until Tuesday, Oct. 22. Click here to vote.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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