Matriarch who co-founded Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner dies

Mary Jimenez (left)

SAN ANTONIO – The matriarch who co-founded the Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner, Mary Q. Jimenez, has died.

The announcement was made on the Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner Facebook page on Tuesday.

Mary and Raul Jimenez started their nonprofit in 1979.

Raul Jimenez died in 1998, but the family’s dinner has continued to grow since then and now serves 25,000 meals to people in the community each year.

Read the family’s Facebook post below:

Mary Q. Jimenez, the sweetest soul we know, got her angel wings today. The matriarch of the Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner...

Posted by Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, June 4, 2019