SAN ANTONIO – H-E-B officials said this holiday season they will deliver the gift of food with truckload deliveries of their Quick Oats Oatmeal to 17 Texas food banks.
The grocery store chain will kick off the weeklong series of holiday-meal deliveries starting at 10 a.m. Monday at the San Antonio Food Bank. H-E-B said each of the food banks are expected to receive 4,608 boxes of oatmeal, which amounts to 138,240 bowls.
The donation will help provide much-needed sustenance to San Antonio families this holiday season, H-E-B said.
H-E-B said it expects its trucks will deliver enough oatmeal in five days to provide about 2.3 million meals to communities across the state of Texas.
"Through the H-E-B Food Bank Assistance Program, these donations will benefit 17 food banks affiliated with Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization," H-E-B said in its release. "The Select Ingredients H-E-B Quick Oats Oatmeal is a good source of fiber and a great addition to a heart-healthy diet. Conveniently nutritious, oatmeal provides quality calories and the staying power families need in the morning."
The program works during the year to raise awareness and battle hunger in Texas and Mexico. H-E-B said the program was founded in 1982 and is nationally recognized for the financial donations and regular monthly deliveries of food it makes to food banks in Texas and Mexico.