SAN ANTONIO – H-E-B hosted its annual community-centered feast for the holiday season on Thursday.
Hundreds of volunteers served free meals to over 10,000 people from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center.
“What I love is that it brings the entire community together and it really feels like it kicks off the holiday season especially being two days away from Christmas,” 16-year volunteer Lacey Kotzur said.
According to a news release, H-E-B’s Feast of Sharing event began in 1989 and regularly serves more than 340,000 meals annually in 34 cities throughout Texas and Mexico.
The feast was open to the public and included live music, family activities, visits with Santa, free flu and COVID shots, and a Texas-style meal.
All guests were happy to be back after the event wasn’t in-person the past two years because of the pandemic.
“It feels great to be back in person and I think it’s an important we come together in the community to celebrate because we missed each other,” Kotzur said.