H-E-B’s Hunger Relief Program will donate $1.2 million to support 18 food banks throughout the Lone Star State
H-E-B has made an initial $3 million pledge to support local organizations helping people most in need and working hard to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
With this gift, H-E-B’s partnership with local nonprofits will provide relief to some of the grocer's most vulnerable neighbors: seniors, children and low-income families. Of this $3 million commitment, H-E-B’s Hunger Relief Program will donate $1.2 million to support 18 food banks throughout the Lone Star State, which will provide more than 6 million meals. Additionally, the company will deliver 15 truckloads of food and household supplies to various food banks affiliated with Feeding Texas, a member of Feeding America.
Part of this commitment will provide $500,000 in financial assistance to organizations dedicated to mobilized home feeding services for seniors and low-income families, such as Meals on Wheels.
“During these trying times, H-E-B is here for Texas,” said Winell Herron, H-E-B group VP of public affairs, diversity and environmental affairs. “Now, more than ever, H-E-B is keeping with our Spirit of Giving and Helping Here philosophies to do everything we can to support our fellow Texans.”
H-E-B is also dedicating $300,000 to assist Texas Biomedical Research Institute, a San Antonio-based organization with a team dedicated to coronavirus research. Texas Biomed has launched a unique research project to be among the first in the nation to develop the laboratory model necessary for testing diagnostics, vaccines and treatments to combat the illness.
Further H-E-B is pledging $1 million in financial support for its nonprofit partners providing vital services during this time.
With 400 stores in Texas and Mexico, San Antonio-based H-E-B is No. 6 on Progressive Grocer’s 2019 Super 50 list of the top grocers in the United States. Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart and Cincinnati-based Kroger are Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on PG's list.