May 23, 2024

Grocery giant cancels annual holiday dinner event due to COVID-19 concerns

San Antonio grocery giant H-E-B has decided to cancel their annual Feast of Sharing event this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic stated in a press released shared by the local grocery company earlier this month.

The annual event is held in 30 cities across Texas and Mexico throughout November and December. They regularly serve more than 250,000 meals a year and last year H-E-B had fed about 14,000 here in San Antonio at the Henry B. Convention Center.

However, this pandemic won’t slow H-E-B down on giving this season. The company will donate more than 340,000 meals to food banks across the Lone Star state.

Also, H-E-B will be donating to 40 hunger relief agencies including Meals on Wheels which will distribute food like their H-E-B Meal Simple holiday dinners that contains roasted turkey, green beans and mashed potatoes with garlic butter to hungry families.

“A celebration we look forward to each and every year, the Hโ€‘Eโ€‘B Feast of Sharing gives us the opportunity to give back and ring in the holidays with our neighbors,” said Winell Herron, Group Vice President of Public Affairs, Diversity and Environmental Affairs. “Thanks to our partnerships with deeply dedicated nonprofits, we’re able to safely continue this tradition for families across Texas and Mexico.”

The annual holiday event is expected to come back during the 2021 holiday season.