Community Invited to Attend Annual Dinner This Sunday From 2-6 p.m.
WHAT: At H-E-B, the holiday season is a time to bring friends, families and neighbors together and give special thanks to customers for their continued support. On Sunday, 12,000 McAllen residents are expected to join in on a memorable holiday tradition during the 24th Annual H-E-B Feast of Sharing Dinner at the McAllen Convention Center. The City of McAllen Metro is providing free transportation from all Sunday routes and two additional.
Hundreds of H-E-B volunteers from the area will be on hand to serve Thanksgiving memories, one plate at a time, to more than 12,000 McAllen community members. The menu will include turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, a vegetable medley and dessert. There will also be live music, entertainment and activities for the whole family throughout the day.
Preparing for a massive, large-scale feast of this size is no easy feat. It takes an army of volunteers to prepare 3,000 pounds of turkey breast, 2,500 pounds of cornbread dressing, 140 gallons of gravy, 380 gallons of mashed potatoes, 95 gallons of jellied cranberry sauce, 220 gallons of vegetable medley, 12,000 slices of pumpkin pie and 12,000 rolls.
WHEN: H-E-B Feast of Sharing Dinner: 2 - 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 16
WHERE: McAllen Convention Center
700 Convention Center Blvd.
MORE: The H-E-B Feast of Sharing dinners were founded in 1989 and are a facet of H-E-B’s Food Bank Assistance Program. The program works year-round to prevent hunger in Texas and Mexico. Today, 31 dinners are held across Texas and in Mexico, with more than 250,000 meals served to communities.