HISD is committed to engaging with and contributing to the communities in which our students live. Food insecurity is a problem that plagues many HISD students and their families, and community relationships like that of HISD and H-E-B provide HISD students with resources they might not have access to.
HISD partner and Texas-founded grocery chain H-E-B resumed in-person operation of their annual Feast of Sharing program in November of 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program takes place throughout November and December and aims to provide traditional holiday meals, free of charge, to local families. This year, H-E-B brought the giving to HISD’s Delmar Stadium on Dec. 3.
With 34 events throughout Texas and Mexico, the Feast of Sharing aims to give back to local communities and combat food insecurity. Volunteers served 12,500 hot meals and provided boxes of non-perishable holiday foods and bags of produce to HISD community members. By the end of December, the program will distribute more than 340,000 meals total.
HISD’s Community Partnerships department helped coordinate outreach to HISD students and families to ensure a successful event. Houston ISD Police Department staff was also in attendance to assist with the distribution and safeguard a smooth process that families enjoyed. HISD is proud to partner with H-E-B and other community partners to hold distribution events year-round.
Please visit H-E-B’s website for the Feast of Sharing events schedule.
For more information on HISD’s community partnership initiatives, visit the Community Partnerships page.