HEB Donates Over 2.9 Million Bowls of Oatmeal To Food Bank of The Golden Crescent
HEB donated over 2.9 million bowls of oatmeal to food banks all across Texas including Victoria. HEB and the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent have been partners for a long while. The food bank was created 31 years ago thanks to HEB’s Eddie Garcia. “HEB is right there standing beside us helping these families and helping us,” said Cadle.
The holiday season is a busy time for the food bank. The need this year is so much greater for food and donations. “We serve eleven counties and that is almost 10,00 square miles of area. You are looking at over 40,00 people that are reported to be in need. Since then, the number has doubled,” said Cadle.
Since the need is so much higher this year, the community has stepped up to ensure no one goes hungry for Christmas. “I think Harvey has brought out the best in many people. It is just reminding people that there are people in worse shape than us,” said Cadle.
If you plan to donate remember 1 dollar equals 8 meals and 1.2 pounds of food equals one meal.