True Holiday Spirit
H-E-B's Feast of Sharing will fight hunger and bring Santa smiles
If your holidays are anything like ours, you've probably spent plenty of time (and money) at the grocery store lately.
Of course, H-E-B realizes not every family in Texas has the means to have a special holiday meal — the Houston Food Bank estimates that 400,000 local children had to get food from a food pantry in 2009. So for the 21st year, the Texas-based chain is putting on a traveling Feast of Sharing, heading to 23 Texas cities between Nov. 5 and the end of the year to give a holiday feast and some entertainment and good cheer to a quarter million Texans.
Houston's Feast of Sharing takes place on Sunday, Dec. 12, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the George R. Brown Convention Center — and more than 10,000 people are expected to show for up a meal.
No one who comes will leave with an empty stomach — H-E-B is bringing 3,000 pounds of sliced turkey, 2,500 pounds of cornbread dressing, 750 pumpkin pies, 380 gallons of mashed potatoes, 140 gallons of turkey gravy and 95 gallons of cranberry sauce.
Santa will be making an appearance, and there will be music, arts and crafts and kids' activities.