Feast of Sharing attracts thousands to convention center

SAN ANTONIO – Thousands of people enjoyed a free meal at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center Saturday.

Now its eighth year, the event was part of H-E-B’s annual Feast of Sharing.

Across the state HEB will put on the event in 23 different cities.

According to grocer, just one Feast of Sharing event equals:

  • 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
  • 95 gallons of cranberry sauce

“The folks out here are absolutely phenomenal; (they) are hard workers. These folks are out here on their own time,” said Tom Maxwell, a volunteer.

People also enjoyed music and children arts and crafts and pictures with Santa.