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02/09/05 - Lufkin

Salvation Army Says Chicken Soup Drive A Success

by Stuart Burson

The generosity of East Texans has come through to help those less fortunate.

We told you last month about the soup drive sponsored by Chik-Fil-A and the Salvation Army to help feed the hungry in East Texas. For every cup of chicken soup sold at Chick-Fil-A in January, a cup was donated to the Salvation Army for their feeding program.

Those involved say the soup drive was a big success.

"We sold over 800 cups of soup. And then Logview and Lufkin and Tyler put together sold over 5000 cups of soup. I don't know why we wouldn't do it again, I think we will start doing it every year." says Chic-Fil-A assistant manager Rachel Williams.

Salvation Army programs depend on the generosity of the public for support.

"It's only through the generosity of the community and many of the businesses here that it helps us to feed and give out more of the groceries to feed many more people." says Captain Lola Maldonado of the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army provides breakfast and lunch for those in need in the Lufkin community. Captain Maldanado says the 800 cups of soup should last them about three months.

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