H.E.B. Holds Feast of Sharing This Sunday
UPDATE: Today is the day for the Feast of Sharing! Here are some images that show what's going on as well as what it takes to make this happen... Volunteers! Check out the photos in the slideshow above,
SAN ANGELO, TX – In San Angelo everyone recognizes H.E.B. and that the organization invests heavily in this West Texas community. On Tuesday, Oct. 31, H.E.B. kicked off the Feast of Sharing event by partnering with Meals for the Elderly by delivering over 700 meals to local homebound seniors holiday meals of baked turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetable medley and dinner rolls served by H.E.B. employees and community members.
This kicks off the holiday season and Feast of Sharing events for the 2017 season which culminates Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. , at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. For the event H.E.B. along side hundreds of volunteers will serve over 5,000 meals, hundreds of free flu shots, live music and entertainment. H.E.B. even partners with Concho Valley Transit District to assist in getting people who cannot drive themselves to the event, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to join friends, family and neighbors while they show their appreciation for the loyalty of this community and customers. The Feast of Sharing Dinner was founded in 1989, which has only grown since then to include 33 dinners throughout the state serving over 250,000 meals, and is an important part of H.E.B.'s Food Bank Assistance Program that works year round to prevent hunger in Texas.
In San Angelo's Feast of Sharing, volunteers prepare 1,250 lbs. of turkey, 925 lbs. of cornbread dressing, 60 gallons of gravy, 155 gallons of mashed potatoes, 40 gallons of cranberry sauce, 90 gallons of vegetable medley, 5,000 slices of pumpkin pie and 5,000 rolls. "Giving back to the community is at the heart of who we are as a company, " said Danny Flores, H.E.B. Public Affairs Manager. "The Feast of Sharing gives us a wonderful opportunity to bring the San Angelo community together and get the holiday season off to a festive start."
Bus service, provided for by the Concho Valley Transit District, will run from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Route 1 Stops:
Stop 1: H.E.B. New, 5502 Sherwood Way
Stop 2: H.E.B. #52, 3301 Sherwood Way
Stop 3: Angelo State University (Plaza Verde,) 2005 S. Van Buren St.
Stop 4: Rio Vista Head Start, 2800 Ben Ficklin Rd.
Stop 5: St.Mary's Catholic Church, 7 w. Ave. N
Route 2 Stops:
Stop 1: San Jacinto Elementary School, 800 Spaulding St.
Stop 2: Bradford Elementary School, 2302 Bradford St.
Stop 3: Blackshear Head Start, 2223 Brown St.
Route 3 Stops:
Stop 1: Grape Creek Family Fellowship Church, 8158 US-87 Grape Creek