Monday, November 28, 2011

H-E-B to Host 8th Annual Feast of Sharing

RIO GRANDE CITY— Rio Grande City citizens have been cordially invited to celebrate a local holiday tradition during the 8th annual H-E-B Feast of Sharing Dinner from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at Fort Ringgold Elementary.

H-E-B and a team of dedicated volunteers are preparing to fill the plates of 2,500 guests with a delicious meal consisting of succulent turkey, fluffy mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing with gravy, vegetables and, of course, pumpkin pie. Just like Mom used to make.

“Friends, family and great food are what bring people together for the holidays,” said Danny Flores, H-E-B public affairs manager. “We are looking forward to treating Rio Grande City residents to a day filled with good food and fun. So make sure to bring not only your appetite, but a neighbor, too.”

Guests also will enjoy musical entertainment and interactive activities for kids, as well as meet with nonprofit organizations offering free services in the community.

The H-E-B Feast of Sharing Dinner in Rio Grande City is one of 30 dinners that H-E-B will host throughout November and December. These special dinners are part of the company’s nationally recognized Food Bank Assistance Program, which works year-round to combat hunger in Texas and Mexico.

In addition, H-E-B will distribute 2,500 children’s books as part of its Read 3 Campaign, an early childhood literacy initiative launched in September 2011. The campaign’s mission is to educate parents and caregivers about the importance of reading to children a minimum of three times per week and to provide families with the tools and resources they need to prepare their children for school.

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