H-E-B hosts 30th annual Feast of Sharing

About 10,000 guests served

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.

About the Authors:

Emily Ramirez is a Digital Producer trainee for KSAT 12. She has written and photographed for several magazines and newspapers, including San Antonio Magazine, Austin Monthly and the San Antonio Current. A proud San Antonio native and graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, she is now completing her M.A. at UTSA.

Erica Hernandez is an Emmy award-winning journalist with15 years of experience in the broadcast news business. Erica has covered a wide array of stories all over Central and South Texas. She's currently the court reporter and cohost of the podcast Texas Crime Stories.