Victoria’s H-E-B Feast of Sharing Canceled
H-E-B’s Feast of Sharing is a series of gatherings held throughout Texas and Mexico which provides more than 250,000 meals to individuals across the state and country. In 2019, the company held its 30th annual Feast of Sharing event, and unfortunately, this year will be canceled in light of the COVID pandemic. Although the in-person tradition is unable to happen in 2020, the grocer announced that the company instead plans to donate over 340,000 meals to non-profit, hunger relief organizations, and area food banks in November and December.
Winell Herron, Group Vice President of Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs, stated that the Feast of Sharing is “a celebration we look forward to each and every year, the H-E-B Feast of Sharing gives us the opportunity to give back and ring in the holidays with our neighbors,” in a press release.
Meals delivered this holiday season will include H-E-B Meal Simple holiday dinners with roasted turkey and “all the fixings,” like green beans, mashed potatoes, and garlic butter. The traditional average Feast of Sharing provides over 3,000 pounds of sliced turkey, 2,500 pounds of cornbread dressing, 380 gallons of mashed potatoes, 750 pumpkin pies, topped off with 140 gallons of turkey gravy.
Along with the food donations H-E-B plans to give to over 18 Texas food banks, they will make monetary donations as well. These organizations will be the ones to distribute or deliver the meals provided by the grocer. The in-person Feast of Sharing dinners are scheduled to come back in 2021, and we are so ready!