H-E-B Partners (employees) recently joined Meals on Wheels (Christian Senior Services) to spread holiday cheer by preparing a special holiday feast for more than 3,400 homebound San Antonio seniors. H-E-B officials also invited the entire San Antonio community to attend the 24th Annual H-E-B Feast of Sharing celebration, and announced details of the much-anticipated citywide celebration.
This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (Hall 3 & 4) located at 900 E. Market St. The event is free and open to the public.
“Today, we’re delivering the spirit of the holiday season and bringing the beloved Feast of Sharing tradition to the homes of those who may not be able to attend the feast this year,” said Lacey Kotzur, H-E-B Public Affairs Manager. “From friends and family to neighbors and visiting guests, we invite the entire San Antonio community to join together in fellowship and enjoy a holiday celebration with us this Saturday.”
During the free community event, over 2,500 H-E-B and community volunteers will serve a feast to more than 15,000 San Antonio guests. The menu will include glazed ham, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, a dinner roll and dessert. Guests will also enjoy live music, entertainment and activities for the whole family throughout the day.
More than 21 local nonprofit organizations will be on-site to provide social services information. Free eye screenings will be available from Lions Mobile Eye Unit, as well as free flu shots while supplies last. Free phone calls will be provided by Verizon, and there will also be a last chance to visit with Santa before Christmas.
To ensure everyone has a chance to attend the event, H-E-B will also make free transportation available through VIA and VIATrans. This service will be made available from any bus stop in the city to anyone stating that they are attending to the Feast.
The H-E-B Feast of Sharing dinners were founded in 1989 and are a facet of H-E-B’s Food Bank Assistance Program, which works year-round to prevent hunger in Texas and Mexico. Today, 33 dinners are held across Texas and in Mexico, with more than 250,000 meals served to communities.
H-E-B, with sales of more than $23 billion, operates more than 380 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrated its 110th anniversary in 2015. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience at everyday low prices.
Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs more than 96,000 Partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities. For more information, visit heb.com.