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story.lead_photo.caption Akeela Crawford, middle, and Madison Ball, assistant managers at Tacos 4 Life, explain the weekend special to a customer. Tacos 4 Life has now provided more than 15 million meals for Feed My Starving Children. The Texarkana location had contributed 505,425 meals to the charity as of Saturday. Photo by Junius Stone / Texarkana Gazette.

Tacos 4 Life kicked off Labor Day weekend on Friday by providing more than 15 million meals to Feed My Starving Children.

The Texarkana location had contributed more than 505,000 meals as of Saturday night.

"It was a great time here, with balloons and everything," said Akeela Crawford, assistant manager.

For every meal bought at Tacos 4 Life, a meal is provided to Feed My Starving Children. Periodically, Tacos 4 Life assembles these meals, inviting the community to participate. Those meals are then shipped to children in need around the world.

"What we do for the children is a big part of what I love about working here," Crawford said.

"I actually want to be eventually a social worker. This company's mission tied to feeding kids is where my heart is."

Crawford has been with Tacos 4 Life-Texarkana since it opened in 2018.

"The mission is what keeps me here," she said. "I just love it, I do. I've been here since we opened and I don't planned on going anywhere anytime soon. Knowing this job makes this kind of difference, that's job satisfaction for me."

Tacos 4 Life is at 3005 Mall Drive, Texarkana, Texas.

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